Social Studies Elementary Education

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9780134700151: Social Studies Elementary Education

The author wrote this new edition of the most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market with the following three goals in mind:  to present the most powerful social studies content and pedagogy for children in elementary school, to offer the material in simple and accessible ways, and to write in a first person active voice. The purpose of this book is to introduce new teachers to the world of social studies teaching and learning in elementary and middle schools.  Geography, history, government and the other social sciences are delivered into the palm of the new teacher’s hand along with a suite of tools for bringing social studies to life in the classroom.

 

The book is organized into three sections–the first orients the reader to the mission of social studies education to the increasingly diverse children we teach, the second concentrates on the curriculum, and the third deals with instruction, how we plan and teach this curriculum.  Three central themes continue to pervade the book–democratic citizenship, diversity, and the social sciences–to ultimately encourage teachers to excite their students about closing the gap between social realities and democratic ideals.  An exceptionally strong chapter on multicultural issues (Chapter 2) helps future teachers truly understand the changing demographics of the American classroom.

 

Abridged NCSS standards and their classroom applications are automatically packaged with every copy of the book.

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Your Course. Your Career. Everyone’s Future.

 

MyEducationLab is an innovative web resource that brings to life the content and concepts you learn in your course, and exposes you to the realities of the classroom.

 

MyEducationLab is easy to use. In your textbook, look for the MyEducationLab logo in the margins of the text and follow the simple instructions to access these great resources.

 

To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780132337076.  To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780135001608.

 

Video: Easily assigned by topic, authentic in-class video footage shows how real teachers handle actual classroom situations.

 

Case Studies: A diverse set of robust cases drawn from our best-selling books expose you to the realities of teaching and offer valuable perspectives on common issues and challenges in education.

 

Simulations:   Created by the IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University, these interactive simulations give you hands-on practice at adapting instruction for a full spectrum of learners.

 

Student and Teacher Artifacts: Drawn from a vast archive of student and teacher classroom artifacts and tied to course topics, these offer students the chance to work with real student and teacher work.

 

Learn to Create Lesson Plans and a Portfolio: Effective and easy-to-use, the step-by-step Lesson Plan and Portfolio Builder enables you to create, update, and share standards-based lesson plans and portfolios.

 

Current News Articles and Readings:  The New York Times Educational News Feed and the database of readings from ASCD’s journal Educational Leadership bring you current research news and articles about teaching and the field of education.

 

For more information, turn to the MyEducationLab walk-through in the preface or go to www.myeducationlab.com

 

About the Author:

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alter Parker teaches in the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle where he chairs the Social Studies Education Program. Earlier he taught at the University of Texas at Arlington.He studies K—12 social studies education generally and, in particular, civic education and the new international education movement. His other books include Renewing the Social Studies Curriculum (1991); Educating the Democratic Mind (1996); Education for Democracy: Contexts, Curricula, and Assessments (2002); and Teaching Democracy: Unity and Diversity in Public Life (2003).He is the editor of the Research and Practice column for Social Education, the flagship journal of the National Council for the Social Studies. Walter was born and raised in Englewood, Colorado, on Denver’s south side, and taught school for many years in Adams County on Denver’s north side. He earned the B.A. in Political Science (University of Colorado, Boulder), the M.A. in Social Foundations of Education (University of Colorado, Denver), and the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (University of Washington, Seattle). He lives in Seattle with his wife, Sheila Valencia.

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