For Elementary Social Studies Methods courses.Completely rewritten, the fifth edition of this popular text again helps children develop thinking skills and master foundational principles while encouraging them to understand the world, approach challenges from multiple perspectives, and stand firm in the face of injustice. Material focuses on the role of social studies in creating thoughtful, involved citizens and provides an overview of the history of social studies that helps prospective teachers grasp the significance of social studies in the accomplishment of this goal.
I. BACKGROUND, PURPOSES, AND CONTENT. 1. Defining Social Studies. 2. Active Learning: Giving Life to the Social Studies. 3. History and Geography. 4. Political Science and Economics. 5. Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology. 6. Interdisciplinary Dimensions of Social Studies. II. TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES. 7. Selecting Teaching Approaches. 8. Inquiry and Higher Level Thinking. 9. Cooperative and Group Learning. 10. Teaching Gender, and Exceptionalities. 12. Social Studies for Limited-English-Proficient Learners. IV. PLANNING AND ASSESSING. 13. Working with Social Studies Standards. 14. Planning Instruction. 15. Assessing Social Studies Outcomes.