Social Studies And Young Children

Paperback | February 24, 2015

byEucabeth A. Odhiambo, Laureen E. Nelson, Kent Chrisman

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Social Studies and Young Children presents developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching social studies to young children, with a focus on NCSS and NAEYC standards and using trade books, activities, and other resources designed to reach young children. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book weaves current research-based principles of developmentally appropriate practice throughout. Through the book’s experiential, hands-on learning approach, teachers see how to reach young learners, pique their interest, and use their natural curiosity to develop more critical thinking. The developmental learning focus promotes the idea that by understanding how young children learn, teachers will be more successful in presenting material in a way that children are able to comprehend, further allowing them to build knowledge as they are developmentally able to make sense of the material. Cross-curricular teaching and learning is promoted through the inclusion of a list of trade books in each chapter. A variety of strategies, activities, resources, and key chapter sections illustrate the concepts and help students make the connections to daily classroom practice.

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Social Studies and Young Children presents developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching social studies to young children, with a focus on NCSS and NAEYC standards and using trade books, activities, and other resources designed to reach young children. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book weaves current research-base...

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Social Studies and Young Children presents developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching social studies to young children, with a focus on NCSS and NAEYC standards and using trade books, activities, and other resources designed to reach young children. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book weaves current research-base...

Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo is a member of the Department of Teacher Education faculty at Shippensburg University. She has served the education community in a variety of positions during the past 25 years. As a classroom teacher she worked with K, and 2nd - 8th grades. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Early Childhood an...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.6 inPublished:February 24, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133550737

ISBN - 13:9780133550733

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1          Understanding the Development of Social Studies Concepts and Young Children

 

Chapter 2          Planning Social Studies Activities with Young Children

 

Chapter 3          Child Development, Families, and Communities in the Social Studies Context

 

Chapter 4          Using Age Appropriate Methods and Strategies for Teaching History to Young Children

 

Chapter 5          Practicing Civics, Government, and Citizenship in Early Childhood Classrooms

 

Chapter 6          Helping Young Children Understand Economics and Social Issues

 

Chapter 7          Age Appropriate Understanding of Geography

 

Chapter 8          Diversity, Anti-Bias, and Multicultural Education

 

Chapter 9          Assessment