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Social Studies – All Day, Every Day, is a research based text containing the latest research on learning styles, reading and math, and best practices. In light of the recent No Child Left Behind legislation, many teachers of young children are opting out of teaching social studies in favor of spending more time on reading and math instruction. Not only is this inappropriate and unfair to the students, it is unnecessary. In this text, the reader will discover ways to study in-depth, a wide range of the social studies, while spending the necessary time and intellectual energy developing reading and mathematical skills. The opening chapters of the text define the social studies and describe the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS) standards as they relate to teaching young children. The remainder of the text breaks down teaching methodology for working with young children and the social studies, and looking at individual disciplines within the social studies. Practical application, with a theoretical base, is the key to this text.
- Practical ideas and examples allow the novice teacher to implement and test ideas
- Easy to read conversational style brings to life the important concepts presented.
- Research based � tied to classic and latest research on learning styles, reading and math, best practices.
- Practical strategies for teachers to use to incorporate the teaching of social studies into their daily class plans
- Scenarios and examples of methods to aid new teachers in �selling� their active/appropriate strategies to administrators and parents concerned with test scores.
- Developmentally appropriate for the new teacher and those new to the concept of using social studies as a base of instruction and descriptive of developmentally appropriate practice for young children.
Chapter 2: Creating a Learning Environment
Chapter 3: Many Ways of Knowing: Multiple Intelligences Theory
Chapter 4: Planning for Social Studies
Chapter 5: Civics and Government
Chapter 6: Children's Literature in Social Studies Instruction
Chapter 7: Geography and the Environment
Chapter 8: History
Chapter 9: Economics, Anthropology, and Archaeology
Chapter 10: Bringing It to Life: Drama, Art, Music, Movement, Field Trips, Cooking, and Storytelling
Chapter 11: Assessment