Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child, 9th Edition
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Carol Seefeldt, University of Maryland
Sharon D. Castle, George Mason University
Renee D. Falconer, George Mason University
©2014 |Pearson | Available
For Social Studies in Early Childhood/Primary Education and Curriculum in Early Childhood/Primary Education courses.
Highly regarded in the marketplace, this sound resource provides a multitude of practical ideas, suggestions, and activities that prospective early childhood teachers can use to interest young children in social studies and integrate social studies with other content areas: science; the arts; literacy, language development, writing, and literature; and mathematics.
Written with an emphasis on child development that resounds throughout the text, readers will discover chapters on thinking, social skills, and cultural values as they learn how to incorporate such development and learning through the social studies. Chapters on planning, assessment, and resources for learning will support the beginning teacher in implementing a developmentally appropriate social studies curriculum. Additionally, the authors have included separate chapters on play, diversity, and including students with special needs. This edition covers all 10 of the recently revised NCSS Thematic Strands, and the current NAEYC standards for quality, curriculum, and professional preparation are thoroughly incorporated. Culture and diversity, a new feature on children’s literature, and a greater emphasis on integrating technology are also highlights of this edition.
Sample chapter is available for download in PDF format.
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The Tenth Edition has been improved upon from previous ones by including the most current updates in standards, technology, resources, learning, evidence-based practices, and research related to teaching social studies to children in the preschool and primary grades.
Chapter 1 These Are the Social Studies
Chapter 2 Planning and Assessment
Chapter 3 Resources for Learning
Chapter 4 Thinking and Concept Formation
Chapter 5 Self, Others, and the Community: Social Skills
Chapter 6 Culture, Diversity, and Values
Chapter 7 Children's Study of TIme, Continuity, and Change: History
Chapter 8 People, Places, and Environment: Geography
Chapter 9 Production, Consumption, and Decision Making: Economics
Chapter 10 Developing Citizenship: Civics and Government
Chapter 11 Global Connections
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At her death in 2005, Carol Seefeldt, Ph.D., was Professor Emeritus of human development at the Institute for Child Study, University of Maryland, College Park. She received the Distinguished Scholar-Researcher award from the university and published 25 books and over 100 scholarly and research articles for teachers and parents. Her books include Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child, Active Experiences for Active Children (Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics), and Current Issues in Early Childhood Education. She also wrote Playing to Learn and Creating Rooms of Wonder. She coauthored Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins-Geography for the U.S. Department of Education.
During her 40 years in the field, Dr. Seefeldt taught at every level from nursery school for 2-year-olds through third grade. She frequently conducted teacher-training programs in the United States, Japan, and Ukraine. Carol's research revolved around program development and evaluation. Her contributions to the field were extraordinary and her influence carries on.
Sharon Castle is a retired Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University. She taught early childhood and elementary socials studies, fine arts, creativity and play, and research courses. Her most recent area of research was Professional Development Schools. She also studied children’s creative and artistic development and school change. She received her Masters in Child Development from Iowa State University and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Renee C. Falconer is a semi-retired Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University. She teaches child development and curriculum courses. She has taught children in countries all over the world (including United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Kenya and the US) for 20 years and has taught teachers in the eastern, western and southern United States. She received her Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood and Multicultural Education from Utah State University.
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