ERIC Number: ED417119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Standards: Social Studies Readings for K-6 Educators.
Haas, Mary E., Ed.; Laughlin, Margaret A., Ed.
This book focuses on the 10 social studies strands recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). The book is intended to help social studies educators design, implement, and assess social studies teaching and learning practices. This publication consists of a series of articles reprinted from a variety of sources and includes practical lessons, thoughtful reflections, and discussions related to several social studies curriculum issues. The articles present a range of authors representing a variety of perspectives and learning activities. Both theory and research are examined, as well as practical examples of teaching and learning practices at the primary and intermediate grade levels. The articles address important content and concepts inherent in the social studies standards and promote active student learning both in classroom settings and in the larger community. Creative use of textbooks, instructional materials, and teaching strategies are included. The first ten chapters consist of reprinted articles that address one or more of the ten strands identified in the social studies standards. The book also includes five chapters that pay particular attention to issues in social studies curriculum, social studies and integrated studies, relating literature to social studies instruction, cooperative learning, and student assessment in social studies. Each of the chapters has an introduction that elaborates on the individual standards or issues and provides an overview of the articles. The book is divided into 15 parts with 99 articles. (EH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Anthologies, Course Content, Criteria, Elementary Education, Reference Materials, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20016; telephone: 800-683-0812.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.