Social Studies in Elementary Education, 16th edition

  • Walter C. Parker, 
  • Terence A. Beck

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Social Studies in Elementary Education presents the elements of a strong social studies curriculum in elementary and middle schools. It explains effective teaching methods including a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises and activities. It presents critically important ideas and complex methods in a clear, straightforward manner. The text focuses on teaching methods that help you develop social understanding.

The 16th Edition emphasizes the inquiry-based College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework throughout the book. Within the reorganized lesson plans there's a new integrated unit plan. A new chapter on economic and financial literacy expands the subject matter. Also, there's a new format for selecting children's literature and a new media literacy segment.

Published by Pearson (June 22nd 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780135762035

Subject: Curriculum & Instruction

Category: Social Studies Methods


Brief Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Social Studies Education

  1. Social Studies Education: Why and What
  2. Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

Part 2: The Social Studies Curriculum

  1. Civics and Democratic Citizenship Education
  2. Civics: Current Events and Public Issues
  3. Economics, Anthropology and Sociology
  4. Geography
  5. History

Part 3: Planning and Teaching Social Studies

  1. Assessing Student Learning
  2. Planning Units, Lessons, and Activities
  3. Five Great Teaching Strategies
  4. The Literacy-Social Studies Connection
  5. Social Studies as the Integrating Core
  6. Finding, Evaluating, and Using Great Resources

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