Activities for Elementary School Social Studies

Author: James W. Stockard, Jr.
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478629029
Format: PDF
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According to Piaget, all higher-order thinking skills have their bases in activities involving concrete manipulation and observation. The third edition of this highly regarded collection of social studies activities continues to be based on the premise that children learn best through experiences and activities—learning by doing. It features new activities for each social studies category (geography, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, and interdisciplinary). Three important new additions to the key elements of the easy-to-follow activity format make it easier for instructors to meet standards-based curriculum requirements: A detailed treatment of National Council of Social Studies standards addressed; specific multiple intelligences addressed (also reinforced by a multiple intelligences section in the back of the book); and useful Web site(s) for group/individual research (URLs for sites that will expand or enrich the learning experience for the activity). By engaging pupils in meaningful, worthwhile social studies activities, instructors can emphasize the processes of learning rather than the products, resulting in a richly rewarding experience for pupils and teacher alike.

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

Author: Andrew P. Johnson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412968569
Format: PDF, Docs
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Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies, Second Edition is the best text for teaching primary school teachers how to integrate social studies into other content areas. This book is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that demonstrates how personal connections can be incorporated into social studies education while meeting the National Council for the Social Studies' thematic, pedagogical, and disciplinary standards. Praised for its "wealth of strategies that go beyond social studies teaching," including classroom strategies, pedagogical techniques, activities and lesson plan ideas, this book examines a variety of methods both novice and experienced teachers alike can use to integrate social studies into other content areas.

Elementary and Junior High middle School Social Studies Curriculum Activities and Materials

Author: James L. Barth
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819182395
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides for teacher educators, curriculum directors and classroom teachers a clear image of the field of social studies. The image includes a rationale and definition, goal, skill objectives, and content that one would practice with students K through 8. Teachers of special students, particularly those working with multicultural and gifted and talented, will find a variety of activities to fit special needs. A chapter is included for each grade level with objectives, activities, and materials spiraled through expanding horizons.

Teaching Elementary Social Studies Strategies Standards and Internet Resources

Author: James A. Duplass
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 049581282X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written for the elementary social studies methods course, this interactive program features a combined textbook-workbook that is thoroughly integrated with a dynamic website. To accommodate the visual preferences of today’s students, the easy-reading print text features bulleted lists and contemporary graphics. The program’s interactive approach and flexibility allow instructors to model the kinds of teaching principles and practices that students will want to use in their own elementary school classrooms. These principles and practices are integrated throughout the text and include active-learning strategies, application of constructivist principles, a focus on big ideas and thinking skills, use of the Internet, and modeling of best practices and performance-based assessments (based on INTASC and NCATE standards). As a result, the book serves as a springboard for classroom activities, website explorations, and/or instructor-led activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Elementary Middle School Social Studies

Author: Pamela J. Farris
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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This methods textbook takes a whole-language approach to teaching social studies and features the experiences of classroom teachers and college members. Updated and expanded literature examples include many titles that feature people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Each chapter includes activities with an assessment section, technology products, thematic units and focus in the classroom boxes. Geography and economics chapters have been included in this edition, focusing on map skills and economic issues. The text is accompanied by an instructor's manual and evaluation items and Microtest III.

Social Studies Teaching Activities Books

Author: Gary Lare
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810853713
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teaching activities books are wonderful resources for providing ideas to teachers to enliven their lessons and help their students connect to the curriculum. These books, however, are difficult to locate or search for by curriculum topic and grade level. Social Studies Teaching Activities Books: An Annotated Resource Guide helps solve this dilemma by bringing together a selected list of teaching activities books for one area of the curriculum - social studies. Primary emphasis is placed on those books that are written for the elementary and middle school grades. These annotated books appear in the main body of the book and are arranged by curriculum area topic and grade level. Thus, as the teacher is planning his or her lesson on a particular topic, this book can be consulted to locate books that will give various teaching and learning activities for that topic and grade level desired.

People Places Checkmates

Author: Alexey W. Root
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591588502
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fifteen chess-enhanced lesson plans address National Council for the Social Studies standards for grades 4–8 and help prepare students to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle. * 25 reproducibles, such as letters home to parents and worksheets * 15 photographs of famous chess players and of students playing chess * 28 chess diagrams and 7 examples of student work * A chronology of chess from ancient times to the present * A glossary of 90 chess terms from past and present, such as chatrang and en passant

Social Studies for Secondary Schools

Author: Alan J. Singer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135041210
Format: PDF
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Now in its 4th edition, this popular text for secondary social studies methods courses integrates discussions of educational goals and the nature of history and social studies with ideas for organizing social studies curricula, units, lessons, projects, and activities. A major theme throughout is that what teachers choose to teach and the way they teach reflect their broader understanding of society, history, and the purpose of social studies education. Advocating an inquiry and activity-based view of social studies teaching that respects the points of view of students and teachers, and based in practice and experience, it offers systematic support and open, honest advice for new teachers. Each chapter addresses a broad question about social studies education; sub-chapters begin with narrower questions that direct attention to specific educational issues. Lesson ideas and materials in the book and online are especially designed to help new teachers to address common core learning standards, to work in inclusive settings, and to promote literacy and the use of technology in social studies classrooms. Chapters include highlighted Learning Activities, Teaching Activities, nd Classroom Activities designed to provoke discussion and illustrate different approaches to teaching social studies, and conclude with recommendations for further reading and links to on-line essays about related social studies topics. Activities are followed by four categories: "Think it over," "Add your voice to the discussion," "Try it yourself," and "It’s your classroom." All of these are supported with online teaching material. Designed for undergraduate and graduate pre-service social studies methods courses, this text is also useful for in-service training programs, as a reference for new social studies teachers, and as a resource for experienced social studies educators who are engaged in rethinking their teaching practice. New in the Fourth Edition Provides a number of new lesson ideas paired with online lesson plans and activity sheets in every chapter Takes a new focus on data-driven, standards-based instruction, especially in relation to the common core curriculum Addresses the interactive nature of learning in updated technology sections Reflects current trends in history education Includes more of what the author has learned from working teachers Offers a wealth of additional on-line material linked to the text

Creative Adventures in Social Studies

Author: Daniel Peppercorn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781607099949
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides social studies teachers and education professors with new ideas that will invigorate their classrooms and energize students. These creative activities and resources will help teachers make learning fun, inject humor into the classroom, and illustrate the connections between American history, cultural changes, human behavior, current events, and students' lives. The lessons tap into students' creativity, encourage spontaneity, cater to visual and aural learners, involve movement, and incorporate art.