Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Approach To Teaching And Learning by Ian WrightElementary Social Studies: A Practical Approach To Teaching And Learning by Ian Wright

Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Approach To Teaching And Learning

byIan Wright, David Hutchison

Paperback | February 15, 2009

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Elementary Social Studies is an activities-based text, based on the assumption that if you are actually involved in social studies teaching and learning, you are more likely to understand and implement effective instructional practices in the elementary school classroom.  It focuses on the process of teaching, and includes relevant information about emerging technologies, media literacy and environmental education.

Title:Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Approach To Teaching And LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0135153220

ISBN - 13:9780135153222

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Table of Contents

PART 1: THE NATURE AND PURPOSES OF SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE CONTEXTS IN WHICH IT IS TAUGHT

Chapter 1 What Is Social Studies?

Chapter 2 Social Studies: Why Bother?

Chapter 3 What Should a Social Studies Curriculum Look Like?

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PART 2: CONCEPTS AND CLAIMS

Chapter 4 How Do I Get Started?

Chapter 5 Telling It Like It Is: Exposition and Narrative 

Chapter 6 What Does This Word Mean? Concept Teaching and Learning

Chapter 7 What’s the Right Question? Questions and Questioning

Chapter 8 What’s the Right Answer? Helping Students Answer Questions and Develop   
Intellectual Standards

Chapter 9 Working Together: Cooperative Learning and Building a Classroom Community 

Chapter 10 What Was It Like in the Past? Teaching and Learning History

Chapter 11 From Disciplinary to Place-based Education: Teaching and Learning Geography

Chapter 12  Environmental Education as an Organizing Theme for Interdisciplinary Learning

Chapter 13  Learning in the Real World: Field Studies and Field Trips

Chapter 14  Putting It All Together: Making Connections

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PART 3:  VALUES AND DECISIONS

Chapter 15  Values and Decisions Making in Social Studies?

Chapter 16  Approaches to Teaching Social and Personal Values

Chapter 17  Values in Citizenship, Global, and Law-Related Education

Chapter 18  Multicultural, Human Rights, Gender, Peace, and Conflict Resolution Education, and First Nations, Inuit and Métis Studies

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PART 4 OBTAINING, ANALZYING, AND EVALUATING INFORMATION

Chapter 19  Where’s the Information? Obtaining, Analyzing and Evaluating Information

Chapter 20  The New Media and Social Studies

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PART 5: UNIT PLANNING, ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

Chapter 21  Writing a Unit Plan

Chapter 22  What have students learned? Assessing and Evaluating Students

 

ANSWERS TO ACTIVITIES

CANADIAN ELEMENTARY SOCIAL STUDIES TEXTBOOKS

PHOTO ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX

Editorial Reviews

I have always found it to be on solid ground theoretically, and to contain a wealth of appropriate and immediately applicable ideas for classroom inquiry…It has an important emphasis on teaching critical thinking and decision making… I like the sections on values- a topic that can scare new teachers if not handled carefully…Pre-service teachers find the book interesting, conversational in tone, and useful for their student teaching experiences…It is well-organized, with a sensible conceptual flow and a helpful index... It is Canadian, so the examples are always relevant… Multiple editions have helped it stay current. Dr. Linda Farr Darling, Department of Curriculum Studies, UBC   The addition of web links, glossaries and resources at the end of each chapter rather than in an appendix is key. - Ruth Hay, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Education   The author has a writing style which makes the text very engaging and easy to read. His examples and particularly Canadian anecdotes are welcomed connectors for our education students. The style is informal and appealing…The text is Canadian and practical in focus and it contains a treasure trove of activities that can be used by education students in their social studies teaching. - Dr. Sharon Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Education, St. Thomas University