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This new edition of the most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market houses a wealth of content, strategies, tools, and resources for teaching K–8 social studies. Writing with the same clarity, friendly tone, and solid content of previous editions, Parker details the mission of social studies education and explores the many ways this mission can be made to serve the full complement of learners in a diverse multicultural society. He lays out the elements of a strong social studies curriculum, explains effective teaching methods, and presents a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises, activities, and lesson plans that will enliven every social studies classroom. The fourteenth edition features integration with myeducationlab, Pearson's online learning environment designed to connect students with real teaching situations through assignable videos, case studies, artifacts, and a personalized study tool.

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Genre: Education
Author: Walter C. Parker
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2013-10-03
File: 456 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781292054780

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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: Education
Author: Walter Parker
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
Release: 2009
File: 460 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X030259965

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market, this comprehensive, stimulating introduction to social studies in elementary and middle schools presents the elements of a strong social studies curriculum, explains effective teaching methods, and presents a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises, activities, and lesson plans that bring the subject matter to life. It presents critically important ideas and sometimes-complex methods in a clear, straightforward, accessible manner, while focusing on teaching to help K-8 students develop social understanding and the ability to think and act as democratic citizens in a multicultural society. Beginning and new teachers get the understanding and tools they need to unleash their intelligence and creativity on the subject area, and see how they can make social studies a subject that students anticipate and enjoy and that gives purpose and context to reading, writing, science, and math. While continuing to blend theory and practice, this new edition of Social Studies in Elementary Education brings the book into the digital age, emphasizing teaching social studies well and stressing understanding of the practices of good social studies teaching. The key revisions include features that focus on reflection and discussion, issues and challenges, standards, learning to question, differentiated instruction, trends affecting school today, teaching in diverse classrooms, Response to Intervention (RTI), maps and mapping, using digital resources effectively in teaching, and selecting and using children’s literature. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.

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Genre: Education
Author: Walter C. Parker
Publisher: Pearson
Release: 2016-02-22
File: 456 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780134043357

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Genre: Social sciences
Author: John Jarolimek
Publisher: Macmillan College
Release: 1993
File: 488 Pages
ISBN-13: 0023605715

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In this new text for the Education market, Susan Gibson uses a constructivist framework to guide teacher candidates learning how to teach Social Studies at the elementary level. The basis premise of constructivism is students learn by fitting new information together with what they already know, and students active engagement. Constructivism is the opposite of a didactic approach to teaching, wherein teachers lecture and students receive information sitting passively at their desks. Our author believes that teachers? beliefs about how students learn and the role the teacher plays in that learning affects their decision making across all aspects of planning, instruction, resource selection and reflective exercises.

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Genre: Constructivism (Education)
Author: Susan Elaine Gibson
Publisher:
Release: 2008-01-07
File: 631 Pages
ISBN-13: 0176104380

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Genre: Adams, Mary A.
Author: Edgar Bruce Wesley
Publisher:
Release: 1946
File: 362 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015030520285

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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 more meaningfully. These respected authors present principles and illustrative examples to help pre-service and in-service teachers plan well-organized social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes. The Third Edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and civic action, and includes a solid research base that is reflective of the current NCSS standards. Rather than advocating the elimination of the traditional content framework used to organize the social studies curriculum ('expanding communities framework'), the authors call for retaining the most important topics that have traditionally been emphasized and for teaching these topics in 'more coherent and powerful ways.' Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jere Brophy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2012-03-29
File: 360 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781111838065

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Genre: Sciences sociales - Étude et enseignement (Primaire)
Author: John Jarolimek
Publisher:
Release: 1974
File: 467 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105031756617

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Genre: Sciences sociales
Author: Ian Wright
Publisher:
Release: 1984
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000011240723

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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: Education
Author: James A. Duplass
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-10-01
File: 284 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781000202038

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