Activities for Elementary School Social Studies

Author: James W. Stockard, Jr.
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478629029
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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.

Activities for Elementary School Social Studies

Author: James W. Stockard
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577662426
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Children learn best through experiences and activities. They learn by doing. Real, hands-on materials, associated with a theme or topic of study, are the essence of developing interest, motivation, meaning, and true understanding in social studies classrooms. This important resource volume for prospective and current social studies teachers thoroughly presents over 100 activities that are wide-ranging and can be adapted for many grade levels by increasing or decreasing the complexity of the activity. Each activity offers the same easy-to-follow format, making the transition from one activity to another smooth and less troublesome. The key elements of each activity plan are: topic; grade level; activity time; materials needed; objectives; introduction; major instructional sequence; closure or evaluation. A convenient feature of the Second Edition is an NCSS standards key for each activity. By engaging pupils in meaningful, worthwhile social studies activities, teachers are emphasizing the processes of learning rather than the products. The experience should be enriching to pupils and teachers alike!

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

Author: Andrew P. Johnson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412968569
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Making Social Studies Come Alive

Author: Marilyn Kretzer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590963817
Format: PDF
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65 classroom-tested activities and projects. Help your students see that women have always been a force in history.

Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

Author: Jere Brophy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305960548
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 meaningfully. The book's respected and experienced authors present principles and illustrative examples to help pre-service and in-service teachers plan well-organized, rigorous, and creative social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes. The fourth edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and prepare for civic life. It also includes a solid research base, uses additional visuals to display content, provides examples of curriculum and design, and reflects principles emphasized in the new College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Studies for Elementary School Classrooms

Author: Peter H. Martorella
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780130937384
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Based on the principle that the fundamental purpose of the social studies should be the development of reflective, competent, and concerned global citizens, Social Studies for Elementary School Classrooms matches solid social studies teaching aids with examples of applications in real K-6 classrooms. Chapter topics include selecting a social studies scope and sequence; planning for social studies instruction; engaging students in learning through small groups, questions, role-playing, and simulations; aiding children in developing and applying concepts, generalizations, and hypotheses; aiding students in developing effective citizenship competencies; aiding students in developing and acting on social concern; preparing students to live in a global and culturally diverse world; comprehending, communicating, and remembering subject matter; harnessing technology to the social studies curriculum; adapting social studies instruction to individual needs; and evaluating and assessing student learning. For elementary school teachers of social studies.

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

Author: Pamela J. Farris
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478628901
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.

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, ePub
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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.