Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

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POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS examines the nature and purpose of social studies as it outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences more meaningfully. These respected authors present principles and illustrative examples to help pre-service and in-service teachers plan well-organized social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes. The Third Edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and civic action, and includes a solid research base that is reflective of the current NCSS standards. Rather than advocating the elimination of the traditional content framework used to organize the social studies curriculum (a€™expanding communities frameworka€™), the authors call for retaining the most important topics that have traditionally been emphasized and for teaching these topics in a€™more coherent and powerful ways.a€™ Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Although conceived as part of a chronologically organized introduction to U.S. history for fifth graders, this unit is designed to focus ... in the Declaration of Independence and the forms of government established through the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. ... GOALS 0 Help students come to understand the conflicts that developed between England and the 13 colonies, how these led toanbsp;...

Title:Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students
Author: Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman, Anne-Lise Halvorsen
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-03-29

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