Social Studies: Innovative Approaches for Teachers by Nancy MaynesSocial Studies: Innovative Approaches for Teachers by Nancy Maynes

Social Studies: Innovative Approaches for Teachers

byNancy Maynes, Jennifer Straub

Paperback | January 15, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info

$90.58 online 
$95.00 list price
Earn 453 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


New to the education market, Social Studies: Innovative Approaches for Teachers focuses on strategies that support literacy and numeracy development in young students. With a focus on the value and flexibility of social studies as a medium for teaching, the text will help you examine social assumptions, norms, problems, and issues. With a view to the human aspect of Social Studies, the text highlights the aspects of the program that relate to people and their activities, challenges, choices, hardships, and successes.

            A focus on teaching strategies provides you with age appropriate strategies for young Social Studies learners. It directs you about the use, development, evolution, instruction, and special supports needed for the classroom and gives you suggestions to use the community as a resource. Using a graphic framework for conceptualizing the elements of instruction, and their most effective interaction, Social Studies helps you understand the instructional options available to support learning. Extensive information about the assessment of social studies is provided in the closing chapters of this book and is referenced throughout the book in relation to learning strategies.

Nancy Maynes is the Concurrent Education Program Chair at Nipissing University. Prior to her appointment at Nipissing, she taught for thirty-six years at both the elementary and secondary levels across Ontario. She spent six of those years as a Transition Years (Grades 7-10) coordinator, followed by 11 years in administration. She has...
Title:Social Studies: Innovative Approaches for TeachersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.65 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0138006105

ISBN - 13:9780138006105

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents



  1. Social Studies as a Transformative Discipline
  2. Why Theory Matters: Moving from Theory into Praxis
  3. Instructional Approaches for the Young Learner
  4. Deconstruction as Critical Teaching Skill
  5. Central Concepts in Social Studies
  6. The Study of Controversial Issues in Social Studies
  7. Aboriginal Education within a Canadian Context
  8. The Methodology in Social Studies
  9. Motivational Methodology in Social Studies
  10. Differentiation in the Social Studies Classroom
  11. Developing the Learners’ Skills for Effective Inquiry: Examining Structured Thinking in Social Studies
  12. Classroom Discussion to Promote Effective Inquiry
  13. Using Informational Text in the Social Studies Program
  14. Working with Maps in a Inquiry Context
  15. Using the Community as a Resource
  16. Projects in the Social Studies Classroom
  17. Improving Student Achievement in Social Studies
  18. Program Planning and Achievement Measures in the Social Studies Classroom





Editorial Reviews

“I think it’s an excellent textbook for Social Studies teachers. I learned a great deal while reviewing the book. The book strikes the perfect balance between the needs of the subject specialist and those of a novice social studies teacher – a remarkable accomplishment. The author(s) should be commended for their insightful analysis, thoughtful attention to detail and extensive coverage of the big issues that embolden Social Studies courses.” --Lorna McLean, University of Ottawa