Dynamic Social Studies

Dynamic Social Studies, 11th edition

  • George W. Maxim

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Overview

Dynamic Social Studies delivers a practical vision for the most dynamic, effective ways to teach social studies to elementary school students. The recommended framework, approaches and pedagogy are designed to inspire learners to become informed, rational and culturally responsive citizens.

Published by Pearson (January 19th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780134286723

Subject: Curriculum & Instruction

Category: Science Methods

Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents:

Section One: Foundational Principles

1. Social Studies: The Subject You Will Teach
2. Effective Instructional Planning

Section Two: Methods and Strategies to Reach and Teach Your Students

3. Social Constructivism: Constructing Meaning via Collaborative Encounters
4. Cognitive Constructivism: A Spotlight on Project-Based Learning

Section Three: Instructional Resources

5. Beyond the Ordinary: Teaching and Learning with Concrete Instructional Resources
6. Beyond the Ordinary: Teaching and Learning with Representational Instructional Resources
7. Beyond the Ordinary: Teaching and Learning with Informational and Persuasive Text
8. Beyond the Ordinary: Teaching and Learning with Narrative Text

Section Four: Lenses on Learning: Six Social Sciences

9. Young Historians: Learning to Unlock the Past
10. Geography: Exploring the People—Place Connection
11. Civics: Young Citizens in Action
12. Economics: Thinking and Choosing Responsibly
13. Sociology and Anthropology: Social Structures and Culture

Author Index
Subject Index

Detailed Table of Contents:

Section One: Foundational Principles

1. Social Studies: The Subject You Will Teach
            Memories of Elementary School Social Studies 
            Attribute 1: Social Studies as a School Subject 
            Attribute 2: The Origin, Erosion, and Rebirth of Social Studies 
            Attribute 3: Instructional Practices That Promote and Support Learning 
            Attribute 4: Democratic Classroom Communities 
            A Final Thought 
            References 

2. Effective Instructional Planning
            What Is Instructional Planning? 
            How Are Unit Plans Constructed? 
            How Are Lesson Plans Constructed? 
            What Is Differentiated Instruction? 
            A Final Thought 
            References 

Section Two: Methods and Strategies to Reach and Teach Your Students

3. Social Constructivism: Constructing Meaning via Collaborative Encounters 
            Constructivism as a Way of Thinking and Learning
            Task 1: A Meaningful and Purposeful Learning Context
            Task 2: Engaging Students with Quality Instructional Resources 
            Task 3: Using Language Processes to Scaffold Learning 
            Task 4: Organizing and Communicating Ideas with Graphic Organizers 
            Task 5: Breaking Down Concepts for Explicit, Focused Group Instruction 
            Task 6: Modeling as a Scaffolding Technique 
            Task 7: Collaborating and Cooperating with Peers as MKOs 
            Task 8: Scaffolding Learning with Computers as MKOs 
            A Final Thought 
            References 

4. Cognitive Constructivism: A Spotlight on Project-Based Learning
            Cognitive Constructivism 
            Project-Based Learning (PBL) 
            Inquiry-Based Learning 
            Creative Problem Solving (CPS) 
            A Final Thought 
            References 

Section Three: Instructional Resources

5. Beyond the Ordinary: Teaching and Learning with Concrete Instructional Resources
            Authentic Learning 
            Field Trips  
            Classroom Visitors 
            Realia 
            The Arts 
            Games 
            A Final Thought 
            References 

6. Beyond the Ordinary: Teaching and Learning with Representational Instructional Resources
            Educational Technology in the Classroom 
            Pictures and Study Prints 
            Simulations 
            A Final Thought 
            References 

7. Beyond the Ordinary: Teaching and Learning with Informational and Persuasive Text
            What Is Informational Text? 
            Social Studies Textbooks 
            Informational Books 
            Biographies 
            Newspapers
            Strategies for Reading Informational Text 
            What Is Persuasive Text? 
            A Final Thought 
            References 

8. Beyond the Ordinary: Teaching and Learning with Narrative Text
            Personal Narratives
            Historical Fiction
            Folktales
            Poetry
            A Final Thought
            References

Section Four: Lenses on Learning: Six Social Sciences
9. Young Historians: Learning to Unlock the Past
            History in Focus 
            Chronological Thinking 
            Historical Comprehension 
            Historical Analysis and Interpretation 
            Historical Research Capabilities 
            Historical Issues Analysis and Decision Making 
            An Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 
            A Final Thought 
            References 

10. Geography: Exploring the People—Place Connection
            Geography in Focus 
            Essential Element 1: The World in Spatial Terms 
            Essential Element 2: Places and Regions 
            Essential Element 3: Physical Systems 
            Essential Element 4: Human Systems 
            Essential Element 5: Environment and Society 
            Essential Element 6: The Uses of Geography 
            A Final Thought 
            References

11. Civics: Young Citizens in Action
            Civics In Focus
            What Is Government and What Should It Do? 
            What Are the Basic Values and Principles of American Democracy? 
            How Does the Government Established by the Constitution Embody the Purposes, Values, and Principles of American Democracy?
            What Is the Relationship of the United States to Other Nations and to World Affairs? 
            What Are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy? 
            A Final Thought 
            References

12. Economics: Thinking and Choosing Responsibly
            Economics Literacy
            Six Core Economic Principles
            A Final Thought
            References

13. Sociology and Anthropology: Social Structures and Culture
            What Is Anthropology? 
            Teaching Anthropology in the Elementary School 
            Multicultural Education 
            What Is Sociology? 
            Teaching Sociology in the Elementary School 
            A Final Thought 
            References 

Author Index 
Subject Index 

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