Children and Their World Strategies for Teaching Social Studies

ISBN-10: 0618376445

ISBN-13: 9780618376445

Edition: 8th 2005

Authors: David Welton

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Designed for preservice teachers, this text consolidates social studies content into a framework for practical instruction and lesson planning. It places social studies in a thoroughly modern context and explores how such factors as language diversity and standardsat the local, state, and national levelaffect teachers. The text retains its hallmark features, such as model unit lessons, teacher-tested activities, technology updates, and authentic children's work, and the Resource Handbook serves as a valuable tool for on-the-job use. The emphasis on current topics includes coverage of constructivist learning, cooperative learning, service learning, character education, and the teaching of children with limited English proficiency. Specific examples from the NCSS help students connect standards to the model lessons and activities presented in the text.
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List price: $254.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 3/31/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary
Prologue: Reflecting on What's Ahead
Introduction An Inquiry
Building a Framework for Social Studies
The Dynamics of Social Studies
Introduction: Teaching Social Studies in a Technological Age
Dynamic Social Studies: The Continuing Debates
Commentary: But Is This Social Studies?
Social Studies: Its Nature and Origins
Model Student Activity: Who Is Qualified for the Presidency?
Commentary: On Using Model Activities with Children
Technology Update: Standards for Social Studies, History and Social Sciences
Social Studies and Citizenship Education
History and the Social Sciences: The Knowledge Base for Social Studies
Introduction: On Waiting in Line History and the Human Experience
History and the Social Sciences Technology Update: G.I.S.: Geographical Information Systems
Major Findings from the Social Sciences
Commentary: Social Studies or Social Science Education
How Social Studies Programs Are Organized
Introduction: On Framing the Constitution
The Dominant Curriculum Pattern: Expanding Environments
Commentary: Teaching About Birthday Parties?
Commentary: The Power of Contrast Alternative Organizational Patterns
Commentary: How States Affect Textbooks, and Vice Versa
Developing Social Studies Programs
Technology Update: So All Can See
Contexts for Teaching Social Studies
The Dimensions of Cultural Diversity
Introduction: On Mottoes and Metaphors
A Classroom Profile Responding to Cultural and Ethnic Diversity
Cultural Diversity Racism and Ethnic Diversity
Sexism and Gender Equity Education
Technology Update: Diversity and Multicultural Resources on the World Wide Web
Model Student Activity: Who Is Best Suited for Which Jobs? Multicultural Education
Commentary: The Scope of Diversity
The Dimensions of Instructional Diversity
Introduction: On "Falling through the Cracks"
Classroom Profile, Part Two Responding to Physical and Emotional Diversity
Commentary: Health Care: How Far Should Teachers Go? Accommodating Educational Diversity
Developing Character and Values
Introduction: The Reemergence of Character Education Ierminology
Clarified Building Character
Other Approaches to Values Education
Model Student Activity: Holy and the Cat in the Tree--Procedure for Young Children
Model Student Activity: Heinz and the Druggist
Social Studies: Gateway to Literacy
Introduction: People, People, People
Oral Language and Listening: Bases for Literacy
Commentary: On Speaking the "Cash Language" Reading, Writing, and Social Studies
Technology Update: Computers as Writing Tools Helping Children
Construct Meaning
Commentary: The Role of Details in Constructing Meaning
Examples of Instruction Designed to Construct Meaning
Model Student Activity: Taba's Concept-Formation Strategy
Planning and Orchestrating Instruction
Introduction: On Composing and Orchestrating
A Perspective on Using Social Studies
Content Managing Multiple Planning Elements Composing a Sample Unit: Part 1
A Perspective on Learning Outcomes
Technology Update: Teaching Units and Lesson Plans on the Internet
Composing a Sample Unit: Part 2
Commentary: All Teaching Activities Are Not Equally Effective
Model Student Activity: A Sample Unit Plan: Using Resources Wisely Lesson Planning
Assessing Learning
Introduction: An Alternative Assessment Strategy
Assessment and the Instructional Cycle
Commentary: Self-Evaluation and Grading Authentic Assessment
Gathering Assessment Information
Alternative Assessment Strategies
Assessing Attitudes and Values
Commentary: Halos--Negative and Positive
Strategies for Effective Teaching
Introduction: The "Pine Tree Shillings" Activity Teaching Strategies
Defined Identifying Teaching Strategies
Commentary: There Is Nothing like a Good Lecture
Model Student Activity: "The Wearin' of the Green"--A Group Investigation
Commentary: Inquiry, Discovery, and Problem Solving
Technology Update: WebQuest: Tapping the Internet's Resources Managing Small-Group Instruction
Strategies for Active Learning
Introduction: The Empty-Chair and Author's Chair Techniques
Dramatic Play Role-Playing
Model Student Activity: Dramatic Play Commentary: On Structuring the Environment
Model Student Activity: The Lunch Policy Simulation and Gaming
Technology Update: Using Interactive CD-ROMs Expressive and Enactive Experiences
Nurturing Critical and Reflective Thinking
Introduction: Reading Between the Lines
How Critical Thinking Differs from Other Kinds of Thinking: Terminology Clarified
Metacognition: Thinking About Thinking Teaching Reflective Thinking
Commentary: What We Know About Thinking
Model Student Activity: Nation X--Using a Fact Sheet
Technology Update: Pictures Are Worth a Thousand Words
Commentary: On Avoiding "Queen Bee" Questions
Questioning Strategies
Decision Making
Model Student Activity: Returning from the Crusades
Helping Students Use Maps, Globes, and Graphics
Introduction: Basic Premises Maps and Globes
Technology Update: Plotting Earthquakes
Model Student Activity: Pumpkin Geography
Model Student Activity: Where Would You Locate Your City?
Working with Other Graphic Forms
Model Student Activity: Constructing a Table
Model Student Activity: Linear Charting
Using Instructional Tools: Print, Multimedia, and Community Resources
Introduction: Teaching in the Electronic Age Textbooks
Supplementary Print Materials
Commentary: On Helping Children Deal with Terrorism
Computer-Based Resources Nonprint Materials
Technology Update: Virtual Touring on the Internet Community Resources
Acquiring Instructional Resources
Epilogue Introduction: Reflecting on Things Past Instructional Premises for the Twenty-First Century Resource Handbook
Name Index
Subject Index
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