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ISBN-13 9780132868716ISBN-10 0132868717
ISBN-10 0132867982ISBN-13 9780132867986
Author(s): Carol Seefeldt; Sharon Castle; Renee C. Falconer
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 384

For Social Studies in Early Childhood/Primary Education and Curriculum in Early Childhood/Primary Education courses.

Highly regarded in the marketplace, this sound resource provides a multitude of practical ideas, suggestions, and activities that prospective early childhood teachers can use to interest young children in social studies and integrate social studies with other content areas: science; the arts; literacy, language development, writing, and literature; and mathematics. Now with full color design and photos in the Pearson eText version, this edition is more engaging than ever.

Written with an emphasis on child development that resounds throughout the text, readers will discover chapters on thinking, social skills, and cultural values as they learn how to incorporate such development and learning through the social studies. Chapters on planning, assessment, and resources for learning will support the beginning teacher in implementing a developmentally appropriate social studies curriculum. Additionally, the authors have included separate chapters on play, diversity, and including students with special needs. This edition covers all 10 of the recently revised NCSS Thematic Strands, and the current NAEYC standards for quality, curriculum, and professional preparation are thoroughly incorporated. Culture and diversity, a new feature on children’s literature, and a greater emphasis on integrating technology are also highlights of this edition.