This unique text addresses three fundamental questions to be considered when making instructional planning and delivery decisions: the question of what knowledge base students possess in order to approach varying levels of knowledge; the question of why social studies should be taught and learned, which helps to select relevant teaching materials and learning activities; and the question of how students should be taught, which is the essence of a method course. The book provides samples, examples, unit plan assignments, and reading resources as models for students to follow.
Social Studies Methods in Elementary Education is thought provoking, insightful, and user friendly. The book is an excellent resource for students who plan to teach at the elementary level, and who will be responsible for educating the next generation about the relevance of social studies in their lives and the importance of their participation in civil society.
Publisher: Cognella, Inc
Number of pages: 214
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition