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"The purpose of this book is to introduce new teachers to the world of social studies teaching and learning in elementary and middle schools. Geography, history, government and the other social sciences are delivered into the palm of the new teacher's hand along with a suite of tools for bringing social studies to life in the classroom. The book is organized into three sections-the first orients the reader to the mission of social studies education to the increasingly diverse children we teach, the second concentrates on the curriculum, and the third deals with instruction, how we plan and teach this curriculum. Three central themes continue to pervade the book-democratic citizenship, diversity, and the social sciences-to ultimately encourage teachers toexcite their students about closing the gap between social realities and democratic ideals. An exceptionally strong chapter on multicultural issues (Chapter 2) helps future teachers truly understand the changing demographics of the American classroom."--Publisher's description.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Walter Parker
Publisher : Pearson Prentice Hall
Release Book : 2009
Download Book : 460 Pages
ISBN-10 : UVA:X030259965


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The author wrote this new edition of the most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market with the following three goals in mind: to present the most powerful social studies content and pedagogy for children in elementary school, to offer the material in simple and accessible ways, and to write in a first person active voice. The purpose of this book is to introduce new teachers to the world of social studies teaching and learning in elementary and middle schools. Geography, history, government and the other social sciences are delivered into the palm of the new teacher’s hand along with a suite of tools for bringing social studies to life in the classroom. The book is organized into three sections–the first orients the reader to the mission of social studies education to the increasingly diverse children we teach, the second concentrates on the curriculum, and the third deals with instruction, how we plan and teach this curriculum. Three central themes continue to pervade the book–democratic citizenship, diversity, and the social sciences–to ultimately encourage teachers to excite their students about closing the gap between social realities and democratic ideals. An exceptionally strong chapter on multicultural issues (Chapter 2) helps future teachers truly understand the changing demographics of the American classroom.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Walter C. Parker
Publisher : Pearson
Release Book : 2015-03-20
Download Book : 504 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780133590852


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"The purpose of this book is to introduce new teachers to the world of social studies teaching and learning in elementary and middle schools. Geography, history, government and the other social sciences are delivered into the palm of the new teacher's hand along with a suite of tools for bringing social studies to life in the classroom. The book is organized into three sections-the first orients the reader to the mission of social studies education to the increasingly diverse children we teach, the second concentrates on the curriculum, and the third deals with instruction, how we plan and teach this curriculum. Three central themes continue to pervade the book-democratic citizenship, diversity, and the social sciences-to ultimately encourage teachers to excite their students about closing the gap between social realities and democratic ideals. An exceptionally strong chapter on multicultural issues (Chapter 2) helps future teachers truly understand the changing demographics of the American classroom."--Publisher's description.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Walter C. Parker
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release Book : 2008-04-01
Download Book : 460 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0135001609


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Organized around four commonplaces of education—learners and learning, subject matter, teachers and teaching, and classroom environment—Elementary Social Studies provides a rich and ambitious framework to help social studies teachers achieve powerful teaching and learning results. By blending the theoretical and the practical, the authors deeply probe the basic elements of quality instruction—planning, implementation, and assessment—always with the goal of creating and supporting students who are motivated, engaged, and thoughtful. Book features and updates to the third edition include: • New chapter on classroom assessment that outlines and compares existing assessment strategies, contextualizes them within the framework of state standards, and articulates a constructivist approach that moves away from traditional high-stakes testing towards more meaningful ways of evaluating student learning • New chapter that highlights and explains key elements of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, and shows how the incorporation of critical ELA instruction into the social studies curriculum can foster more ambitious teaching and learning • Real-classroom narratives that introduce each chapter and provide in-depth access to teaching and learning contexts • Practical curriculum and resource suggestions for the social studies classroom • End-of-chapter summaries and annotated teaching resources

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : S.G. Grant
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2014-03-14
Download Book : 310 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781134672936


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The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty. It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual knowledge. In the tradition of Dale Russakoff's The Prize and Dana Goldstein's The Teacher Wars, Wexler brings together history, research, and compelling characters to pull back the curtain on this fundamental flaw in our education system--one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware. But The Knowledge Gap isn't just a story of what schools have gotten so wrong--it also follows innovative educators who are in the process of shedding their deeply ingrained habits, and describes the rewards that have come along: students who are not only excited to learn but are also acquiring the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to succeed. If we truly want to fix our education system and unlock the potential of our neediest children, we have no choice but to pay attention.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Natalie Wexler
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2019-08-06
Download Book : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780735213579


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Designed for use in elementary and secondary social studies education courses, this book supports the teaching of social studies methods in a range of educational settings. By highlighting long-standing content and principles of social studies education in a concise and direct way, this volume offers the building blocks of a comprehensive course, for use as springboards to the effective presentation of professors’ desired course emphases. With sections on foundations, subject areas, and best practices, this text explains the intersection between the "modelling" role of social studies teachers as democratic citizens, social studies fields of study, and strategies implemented in the classroom to encourage students’ critical thinking and values formation.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : James A. Duplass
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2020-10-01
Download Book : 284 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781000202038


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Genre Book : Social sciences
Author Book : John Jarolimek
Publisher : Macmillan College
Release Book : 1993
Download Book : 488 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0023605715


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"Social Studies Methods in Elementary Education" is based on the belief that effective social studies education is a necessary step in promoting understanding of, and participation in, democratic societies. The material in the text prepares future elementary school teachers to provide their students this effective education. The material in the text is organized around the words "what," "why," and "how." What is social studies education? Why is it important? How is it most effectively taught? The book is divided into six chapters. Chapter I introduces students to the nature, scope, and definition of social studies. It helps readers develop an accurate knowledge base and an understanding of social studies as a field, a curriculum, a theme, and an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary subject. Chapter II discusses the rationale and purpose for teaching social studies in Ka 8 classrooms. Chapter III describes how to teach social studies and provides examples of unit lesson plans. In Chapter IV, readers are introduced to ideas and suggestions for managing learning in social studies classrooms in order to achieve instructional goals. Chapter V provides examples of assessment models that promote authentic learning and the development of real life skills. The final chapter of the book explores the idea of bringing the world into the classroom by exposing students to quality children's literature. It provides and discusses resources teachers can use to find current children's books that speak to the themes and standards of K-8 social studies curricula. "Social Studies Methods in Elementary Education" is both thought provoking and insightful. The book is an excellent resource for students who plan to teach at the elementary level, and who will be responsible for educating the next generation about the relevance of social studies in their lives and the importance of their participation in civil society. Abalo F. Adewui earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum Instruction and Educational Leadership at Oklahoma State University. He is a professor of elementary social studies methodology and curriculum theory and development in the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University. Dr. Adewui has taught English and American Studies in both middle and high school and served as a teacher trainer and administrator in Africa. His research interests include teaching in non-traditional settings, service learning, critical thinking, and global connections and interdependency in social studies. He has presented and published on topics related to classroom teaching, social studies, and global issues.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Abalo Adewui
Publisher : Cognella Academic Publishing
Release Book : 2012-04-30
Download Book : 206 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1621313859


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Learn how to meet the needs of the diverse students in your first classroom through this unique elementary social studies methods textbook. With a unifying theme of diversity, it emphasizes differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of all students, including special attention to English learners, children with mild learning disabilities, and gifted students. Chapters on differentiated instruction (Chapter 4) and culturally-responsive teaching (Chapter 5) provide a strong foundation and context for the strategies and teaching tips that follow in later chapters. Reflecting the national trends toward standards-based instruction and greater utilization of technology, this book is a great resource for your first classroom and beyond. Read and reference this text for comprehensive coverage including new chapters on teaching geography and the literacy and social studies connection, as well as existing chapters on the history and current status of social studies; lesson and unit planning; cooperative learning; critical thinking; technology; assessment; integrating the language arts, the visual arts, and the performing arts; citizenship education; history and geography; and the other social sciences. Finally, instructors and students have praised earlier editions of this book because of its pragmatic and accessible style.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : James J. Zarrillo
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release Book : 2011-03
Download Book : 380 Pages
ISBN-10 : 013256551X


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Genre Book : Social sciences
Author Book : David G. Armstrong
Publisher :
Release Book : 2013*
Download Book : 198 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1256301965