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ISBN-13 9780132849913ISBN-10 0132849917
ISBN-10 0132849488ISBN-13 9780132849487
Author(s): George W. Maxim
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 528

For courses in Elementary Social Studies Methods

Brief, manageable, and dynamic, this text helps teachers breathe life into their social studies teaching through a constructivist framework, key instructional approaches and literacy-based pedagogy, text sets, activities, and illustrative classroom scenarios.

Practical and dynamic are the hallmarks of this popular social studies methods text, and this new edition steps up its focus on motivation and creativity with a fresh, new design and a number of updates that give readers a clear vision of the most effective ways to teach social studies to elementary school students—and to motivate them to become social scientists.

Here readers get a close look at actual elementary school classrooms in chapter-opening scenarios that set the theme for the chapter and place the content into a meaningful context. In addition, a number of new, authentic scenarios are used within the chapters to enhance reader understanding and show visually how teachers have actually used suggested teaching strategies in their classrooms. These vignettes, coupled with numerous photos, illustrations, and figures, illuminate and reinforce the information presented in a way that helps pre- and in-service teachers clearly envision the most effective and creative ways to teach social studies to elementary school students.