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Teaching Social Studies
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One reason for the trend toward making the literacy-social studies connection is what?
To prevent the sidelining of social studies instruction
One way to organize social knowledge in social studies education is by
Teaching content themes, such as those put forth by the National Council for the Social Studies
A curriculum that deals in grade 3 with institutions of a town's current system of government- for example, town manager and select persons- would be said to be part of a spiraled curriculum if grade 4 covers
The current system of government of the state to which the town belongs
Some of a groups members include students with learning disabilities that may hold them back in reading but not in understanding what is presented orally. Group members can assist students with learning disabilities in locating information or writing answers if needed. This is an example of what?
Public schools in the US may discuss the role of religion in society from ancient times until today. The reason schools can have these discussions is that
The only restriction about religion in the Constitution is the First Amendment's prohibition against an official religion
A teacher can make political science and interesting subject to third grade students by doing what
Presenting content as a struggle for power, authority, and fairness
Which chart or graph will NOT work for showing the percentage of students graduating from a division of social sciences with each of the following majors: history, sociology, anthropology, and economics?
What is a chief advantage that globes have over maps?
Globes show size and shape of areas as they appear on the earth's surface
What kind of data-retrieval chart is best for showing the number of killed and the number of wounded for the North and for the South during the Civil War?
A bar graph shows the sales of electronic books in dollars year by year. For the most recent year with data, the sales surpassed $120 million. The base line for the bar graph should be
0 dollars in sales
In what way is a globe more helpful or useful than a map?
Globes rather than maps can help students understand the usefulness of great circle routes in air travel
Which of the following is NOT an attitude or a value found in state and local curriculum guidelines in support of the major goals for social studies?
Locating, reading, and analyzing information from a variety of resources, such as books, encyclopedias, the Internet, newspapers, and libraries
The subgoal of skills in social studies is related to knowledge because:
Skillful behavior is supported by knowledge
A geographical element that is easier to visualize on a globe than on a map is:
Earth's axis, the imaginary line through the center of Earth, running from pole to pole, on which Earth rotates from west to east
According to the text, at what grade level should students begin learning about the power a citizen exercises in the act of voting?
As an assessment, a teacher requires students to develop a webpage that compares and contrasts their community to another. She will use a webpage to create and to launch a class website so parents can see what they have learned. This activity will also enable the teacher to
Judge to what extent students have met the learning objectives
Jigsaw teams facilitate concept formation because they enable students to:
Study multiple examples of a specific concept
According to the author, a well-balanced Social Studies program ensures the development of skills through what?
Seminars should be guided by what?
A text worth discussing
What is accomplished by the supportive approach to curriculum integration?
Both B and C
What is the supportive approach to curriculum integration?
Aspects of one subject are infused into another to enhance the learner's grasp of the second
What are the two goals of the social studies curriculum?
Social understanding & civic competence
What is the subgoal of attitudes & values directed at?
Less of cognitive knowledge, more at emotion, feeling, and beliefs about right and wrong
What is the definition of scope?
Subject matter that the program is to include
What is the definition of sequence?
Order in which various subject matter is to be presented
What is the Matthew effect?
Snowball effect of the knowledgeable becoming more knowledgeable
What is the cultural deficit model of teaching multicultural students?
Children who are culturally different are thought to be deprived, or worse off
What is the cultural differences model of teaching multicultural students?
Schools need to teach children of all groups. Suggests schools are unready for children
What does E Pluribus Unum mean?
Alongside the many, the one
When did the first change to the pledge occur and what was it?
After WW1, changed words to the flag of the United States of America
When did the second change to the pledge occur and what was it?
During the cold war, added the under God clause
What is the definition of values?
Abstract concepts which cannot be observed directly
What are dispositions?
Attitudes, character traits, virtues. Habits or inclinations that summarize a person's behavior and values
What are the 2 components of history education?
Exposing children to historical narratives, helping children to write and tell historical narratives of their own
What are the 5 Themes of Geography?
Movement, region, human-environment interaction, location, place
What is the definition of economics?
The study of the production, distribution, exchange, and consumption of the goods/services that people need or want under conditions of scarcity
What is the definition of anthropology?
The study of human beings in their cultures and environment
What is the definition of sociology?
The way people organize themselves into groups, subgroups, social classes, and institutions
What is a tabulation chart?
Lists data in table form to facilitate making comparisons
What is a classification chart?
Groups data into various categories
What is an organization chart?
Shows the structure of an organization
What is a flow chart?
Shows a process involving change at certain points
Advantages and disadvantages of teaching current events in ADDITION to social studies
Advantages: Providing regularly scheduled tie for news each week
Disadvantages: Isolates current affairs from remainder of school program
Advantages and disadvantages of teaching current events to SUPPLEMENT social studies
Advantages: Motivate greater student interest in curriculum, displays relevance of curriculum to real world
Disadvantages: Restricts range of news stories that are appropriate
Advantages and disadvantages of teaching current events AS THE BASIS FOR social studies units
Advantages: Highly motivating because deals with subject matter that is of immediate interest. Provides information students likely didn't have
Disadvantages: Depends on what is going on in the world
What is a factual controversy?
Disagreements over the facts of a case
What is a definitional controversy?
Disagreement over the meaning of a term
What is a value controversy?
Disagreements about what is most important, right, best, or worthwhile
What are the 3 Purposes of Assessment?
Instructional planning, public accountability/program evaluation, placement
Observation, group discussion, asking questions, and conferences are all examples of what
What are the components for planning a unit?
Study curriculum, Frame learning objectives, Determine assessments
What is the definition of classifying?
Applying concept they have formed. Requires students to recall attributes and determine if they are present
What are examples of social skills?
Forming groups for cooperative work, working well with others, citizenship skills
What are examples of intellectual skills?
Reading/making maps, globes, time lines, graphics
What are the 5 purposes of questions?
Assess, focus attention, guide thinking, follow up student responses, facilitate participation
What are 2 purposes of trade books?
Help launch a unit & help children gather information about and from multiple perspectives
What are the 3 pitfalls to integration?
Causing confusion, trivializing learning, treating topics superficially
What are the 2 approaches to integration?
Supportive (assisted) and Fusion (synthetic)
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