ERIC Number: ED403258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Social Studies for the Preschool-Primary Child. Fourth Edition.
This publication was designed as a textbook for early childhood preservice teachers and as a resource for inservice teachers. Structured around the concepts considered key to the social science disciplines--the attitudes, values, and skills believed essential for citizens of a democratic society--it presents a multitude of ideas for introducing young children to social studies content. The book contains 11 chapters which are divided into 3 parts. Part One, "Planning for the Social Studies," includes three chapters: (1) "These Are the Social Studies"; (2) "Planning to Teach"; and (3) "Resources for Learning." Part Two, "The Social Sciences," includes six chapters: (4) "Teaching for Concept Formation"; (5) "History"; (6) "Geography"; (7) "Economics"; (8) "Current Topics"; and (9)"Cross-Cultural Education." Part Three, "Skills, Attitudes, and Values," contains two chapters: (10) "Developing Social Skills and Thinking Skills"; and (11) "Attitudes and Values." (Contains 33 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Geography, Higher Education, History, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A