Essentials of Elementary Social Studies

Essentials of Elementary Social Studies

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Essentials of Elementary Social Studies is a teacher friendly text that provides the most comprehensive treatment of classroom planning, instruction and strategies. Praised for its dynamic approaches and a writing style that is conversational, personal and professional, this text enables and encourages teachers to effectively teach elementary social studies using creative and active learning strategies. New to this Edition This fourth edition has been significantly refined with new and relevant topics and strategies needed for effectively teaching elementary social studies. a€c NEW! Keeping with the booka€™s emphasis on planning and teaching, a full, new chapter on lesson plans has been added. This chapter is designed to provide elementary teachers with 12 classroom tested lesson plans and includes two classroom tested lessons for each grade level (K-5). a€c NEW! A new chapter on technology is designed to better prepare elementary teachers to effectively teach social studies with technology. Attention is given to digital history, media literacy, teaching with film and music, and numerous other types of impactful technology. a€c NEW! Major updates to relevant topics such as NCSS Standards, Common Core State Standards, Technology, Media, Skills, Character Education, and Literacy. a€c NEW! Each chapter now includes a a€œResourcesa€ section. The resources section provides various resources for further development. The section includes articles, books, and web resources. a€c NEW! Each chapter now includes an a€œExtensiona€ activity. The extension activity provides readers with the opportunity to extend the learning experience with relevant and meaningful scenarios. Instructors can also use the extensions as a class activity. a€c NEW! Each chapter now includes a a€œFocusa€ activity. The focus activity provides readers with the opportunity to prepare for the learning experience with relevant and meaningful scenarios. Instructors can also use the focus activity as a class activity.Elementary teachers can incorporate direct teaching about question clues into social studies or reading study skills ... readers do this is by being sensitive to the nature of question words and to the nature of the answers these words demand.


Title:Essentials of Elementary Social Studies
Author: Thomas Turner, William Russell, Stewart Waters
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-12-07
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