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Social studies in elementary education

Author: Walter Parker
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 14th edView all editions and formats
Summary:
This new edition of the most widely-used social studies methods text on the market houses a wealth of content, strategies, tools, and resources for teaching K-8 social studies. Writing with the same clarity, friendly tone, and solid content of previous editions, Parker details the mission of social studies education and explores the many ways this mission can be made to serve the full range of learners in a diverse,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Parker
ISBN: 9780137034253 0137034253 9780132597951 0132597950
OCLC Number: 681481895
Description: xx, 484 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part one : Introduction to social studies education. Social studies education : what and why --
Teaching diverse children --
Part two : The social studies curriculum. Democratic citizenship education --
History, geography, and the social sciences --
Powerful tools : maps, globes, charts, and graphics --
Current events and public issues --
Part three : Planning and teaching social studies. Assessing student learning --
Planning units, lessons, and activities --
Five great teaching strategies --
The literacy-social studies connection --
Social studies as the integrating core --
Four great resources.
Responsibility: Walter C. Parker.

Abstract:

This new edition of the most widely-used social studies methods text on the market houses a wealth of content, strategies, tools, and resources for teaching K-8 social studies. Writing with the same clarity, friendly tone, and solid content of previous editions, Parker details the mission of social studies education and explores the many ways this mission can be made to serve the full range of learners in a diverse, multicultural society. He lays out the elements of a strong social studies curriculum, explains effective teaching methods, and presents a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises, activities, and lesson plans that will enliven every social studies classroom. - Back cover.

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