Elementary Social Studies: Creative Classroom Ideas by Joseph M. KirmanElementary Social Studies: Creative Classroom Ideas by Joseph M. Kirman

Elementary Social Studies: Creative Classroom Ideas

byJoseph M. Kirman

Paperback | April 1, 2007

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This text is appropriate for student teachers studying Social Studies Methods courses for elementary schools at university Faculty of Education programs across Canada.



The fourth edition of Elementary Social Studies: Creative Classroom Ideas provides, within a Canadian context, a foundation in social studies to help the coming generation become controllers of their destinies in a world where change is the norm and awareness the key to survival.  Thus, there is an emphasis on inquiry and critical thinking to be able to criticize resources, make responsible choices, and have an awareness of technology and its implications.

Title:Elementary Social Studies: Creative Classroom IdeasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:April 1, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132243571

ISBN - 13:9780132243575

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As we begin the new millennium the health care industry will be faced with many challenges and opportunities. Today's sophisticated world of medicine places many demands on health care workers. Advanced technology, government regulations, and the increasingly complex nature of medical care have resulted in a critical need for competent, well-trained, and responsible personnel. The filch edition of Being a Health Unit Coordinator continues to provide the basic, easy-to-understand, current information necessary to perform the duties of a health unit coordinator. It is designed for students enrolled in unit coordinating programs and as a reference for employed unit coordinators. ORGANIZATION The text is organized into nineteen chapters and is logically arranged, moving from the simple to the complex. The first nine chapters provide a core of information considered necessary for all medical-clerical workers. The next eight chapters focus on subject matter more specific to the performance of health unit coordinating procedures. Chapter 18 discusses reviewing for the national certification examination, and Chapter 19 contains numerous sets of physicians' orders for order transcription practice. The objectives are clearly stated and vocabulary words are listed at the beginning of each chapter; key ideas are highlighted; lists of medical terminology and abbreviations are included; and review questions and activities appear at the end of each chapter. NEW FEATURES OF THE FIFTH EDITION New abbreviations have been added, and new medications have been included and old ones deleted. Chapter 5, Introduction to Body Structure and Function, has been considerably revised and reorganized, and new information has been included. Sets of review questions have been added throughout the chapter to supplement the Learning Activities at the end of the chapter. Chapter 3, The Hospital Departments, also has been reorganized. New information on hepatitis and AIDS has been included in Chapter 6. Chapter 16, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Department Orders, has been extensively revised, with many new tests and treatments added. This edition contains a list of vocabulary words and their definitions at the beginning of each chapter. Many new learning activities and critical thinking questions as well as new computer assignments using the Internet have been added at the end of the chapters. New artwork has been added to give the book a fresh appearance. This fifth edition retains the many sets of physicians' orders (many in actual handwritten form) and instructions for scenarios that give students classroom opportunities for real-life practice performing health unit coordinator procedures. The field of health care is one of rapid change. A textbook cannot be updated as often as new procedures or equipment are adopted by modern health care institutions, nor is it possible for this text to describe every procedure, form, or exact method your hospital will use. However, your instructor keeps informed of these changes and knows the specific ways of doing things in your hospital and in your community. Now you are ready to study, to think, and to practice. The work you will learn to do is important work. Mastering it will be an accomplishment of which you can be proud. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to express my utmost gratitude to the wonderful people at South Coast Medical Center in South Laguna, California, for their generosity in helping me with this revision. I would also especially like to thank NAHUC president Sandy Ayres for her gracious assistance. Thanks also to the people at Brady, Barbara Krawiec, Executive Editor, Health Professions; and Michael Sirinides, Editorial Assistant. KAY COX-STEVENS, R.N., M.A.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Getting Involved in Social Studies

Chapter 1    Social Studies: The Fundamentals

Chapter 2    Critical Thinking, Inquiry, Questions and Concepts

Chapter 3    Thinking, Metacognition, and Multiple Intelligences in Social Studies

PART TWO: Values and Character Education

Chapter 4    Dealing with Values, Attitudes, and Character Education

Chapter 5    Caring: A Universal System for Valuing

Chapter 6    Religion in the Elementary Classroom: From the Secular to the Confessional


PART THREE: Social and Economic Issues and Other Subject Areas

Chapter 7    Multicultural and Global Education

Chapter 8    Teaching about Canada's Native People

Chapter 9    Teaching about Human Rights - from Bullying to Peace Education

Chapter 10    War, Poetry, and Poppies: John McCrea's "In Flanders Fields": Teaching about Canada's Veterans, Serving Military, and Remembrance Day

Chapter 11    Teaching about Democracy, Citizenship, and Law

Chapter 12    Teaching Economics and Consumer Education


PART FOUR: The World of History and Geography: Two Very Basic Subjects

Chapter 13    Teaching History without Tears: It Should Be a Joy!

Chapter 14    Teaching History with Biographies and Autobiographies

Chapter 15    Teaching about Local History and Geography Using Customized Photographs

Chapter 16    Teaching about Geography and Environmental Education

Chapter 17    Teaching about Map Skills, Geographic Information Systems, and Satellite Images


PART FIVE: Current Events

Chapter 18    Current Events and Critical Thinking: Evaluating History as it is Happening

Chapter 19    Studying Media Bias in Current Events with Newspapers: More Critical Thinking


PART SIX: Classroom Instructional Ideas

Chapter 20    Aesthetics in Social Studies: Teaching with Poetry, Art, and Music

Chapter 21    Using Story Literature to Teach Social Studies

Chapter 22    Hobby Fun in Social Studies: Teaching with Postage Stamps, Currency, and Birds 

Chapter 23    Procedures for Cooperative Learning: Learning to Work as a Team

Chapter 24    How to Teach about Controversial Issues without Becoming One

Chapter 25    Field Trip Ideas for Social Studies

Chapter 26    Do it Yourself: Visuals for Planning and Instruction

Chapter 27    Developing and Using Games, Simulations, and Role Play


PART SEVEN: Pulling it all Together: Planning, Teaching, and Evaluation

Chapter 28    An Orientation to Classroom Teaching: Subject Integration, Thematic Units, and Lesson Plans

Chapter 29    Selecting and Evaluating Materials and Resources from the Community and the Internet

Chapter 30    Evaluating Pupils and Teaching

Chapter 31    Evaluating Social Studies Web Sites: An Activity for Critical Thinking


PART EIGHT: Looking to the Future

Chapter 32    Science, Technology, Society, and the Social Studies: A 21st Century Challenge

Chapter 33    Team Teaching and Joint Planning for Integrating Social Studies and Science

Chapter 34    The New Frontier: Social Studies Enters the Space Age