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Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

Ideal for pre-service and in-service teachers, POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences more meaningfully. Hone skills in planning well-organized social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes using developmentally appropriate content and methods to help your students develop social understanding and civic action. Rather than advocating the elimination of the traditional content framework used to organize the social studies curriculum ('expanding communities framework'), the authors call for retaining the most important topics that have traditionally been emphasized and for teaching these topics in 'more coherent and powerful ways.'
Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students
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"Powerful Social Studies For Elementary Students" examines the nature and purpose of social studies as it outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences more meaningfully. These respected authors present principles and illustrative examples to help pre-service and in-service teachers plan well-organized social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes. The Second Edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and civic action, and includes a solid research base that is reflective of the current NCSS standards. Rather than advocating the elimination of the traditional content framework used to organize the social studies curriculum ('expanding communities framework'), the authors call for retaining the most important topics that have traditionally been emphasized and for teaching these topics in 'more coherent and powerful ways'.
Preface. Prologue. 1. Elementary Social Studies: What Is It? What Might It Become? 2. How Can I Build A Learning Community in My Classroom? 3. What Does Goal-Oriented Instruction Entail? 4. What Do Selecting and Representing Content Entail? 5. How Can I Teach History Content More Meaningfully? 6. How Can I Teach Geography and Anthropology Content More Meaningfully? 7. How Can I Teach the Other Social Science Content More Meaningfully? 8. How Can I Structure Classroom Discourse to Help Students Develop Social Studies Understanding? 9. How Can I Design, Implement, And Evaluate Instructional Activities? 10. What Are Some Other Strategies For Teaching Social Studies? 11. What Is The Role Of Curricular Integration? 12. How Can I Assess Student Learning? 13. How Can the Curriculum Be Expanded and Made More Meaningful Through Home-School Connections? 14. What Social Studies Planning Tools Are Available? 15. What is the Research Base That Informs Ideas About Powerful Social Studies Teaching? Epilogue.
Author
Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman
Short Title
POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR-2E
Pages
357
Publisher
Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0534555454
ISBN-13
9780534555450
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
372
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-05-31
Imprint
Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication
United States
Place of Publication
Belmont, CA
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