ERIC Number: ED497634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
Spotlight on Young Children and Social Studies
Koralek, Derry, Ed.; Mindes, Gayle, Ed.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
When engaged in social studies, with guidance and encouragement from adults, children develop awareness of self and family and become active participants in the larger community. The knowledge and skills learned through social studies prepare children to become informed and engaged citizens of their country and the world. In this collection of articles from "Young Children" and "Beyond the Journal," experts discuss the historic roots of the social studies field, explain how quality books can help children understand themselves and others, and provide many examples of teachers and children engaged in meaningful social studies. The book includes a list of key resources as well as questions and activities designed to aid readers in reflecting on the articles. The contents of this volume include: (1) Introduction (Derry Koralek); (2) Social Studies in Today's Early Childhood Curricula (Gayle Mindes); (3) Children's Literature: A Window to Understanding Self and Others (Stephanie Feeney and Eva Moravcik); (4) Exploring Social Studies through Children's Books (Susan Friedman with Stephanie Feeney); (5) The Language of Lullabies (Alice Sterling Honig); (6) Using Social Stories to Ease Children's Transitions (Jennifer Briody and Kathleen McGarry); (7) Social Studies in Action (Susan Friedman); (8) Social Studies: Learning about the World around Us (Jo-Anne D'Addesio, Betsy Grob, Lenore Furman, Kathleen Hayes, and Judy David); (9) Resources for Teaching and Learning about Social Studies (Gayle Mindes); (10) Reflecting, Discussing, Exploring: Questions and Follow-Up Activities (Susan Friedman); (11) Cleaning Up the Streets (Judy David and Betsy Grob); (12) Real Superhero Play (Ruth Hensen); (13 Cross-Cultural E-Mail Connections (Michaele Salmon and Susan Evans Akaran); (14) Making the Calendar Meaningful (Stefanie Adamson); and (15) Cristi's Library Dilemma (Emily Vance and Patricia Jimenez Weaver).
Descriptors: Young Children, Childrens Literature, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Computer Mediated Communication
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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