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Social Studies Methods Final
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Five Components of Social Studies
1. Functional Content 2. Research Based Best Practice 3. Intrinsic Motivation 4. Cross Curricular Integration 5. Respect for Diversity
The social studies curriculum is aimed at two goals:
social understanding & democratic citizenship
What sub-goal of social studies learning is directed towards feelings and beliefs?
attitudes & values
The sub-goal of skills in social studies is related to knowledge because...
skillful behavior is supported by knowledge
Which of the following is NOT an example of how the social studies should be taught in the elementary grades?
The students should be lectured about social studies daily.
The words "under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance during
the Cold War
A pledge of allegiance is a type of
Deliberation skills are not necessarily developed on their own, but need to be...
taught, practiced, and learned.
What is one of the fundamental skills in learning to read a map?
Knowing that symbols represent real and actual things.
What is a chief advantage that globes have over maps?
Globes show size and shapes of areas as they appear on the earth's surface.
What is one way the text proposes content in graphs be made less abstract for younger students?
Through the use of pictorial representations.
How are map and globe-reading skills learned?
Through direct teaching and application in situations where map and globe-reading skills are used.
What according to the text author is a disadvantage to using current events in addition to social studies instruction?
Current events are isolated from the social studies and other parts of the school program.
What is one way that elementary teachers can cultivate the virtue of civic-mindedness?
By developing a regular, ongoing program of instruction involving daily news and issues.
An enduring public issue is...
A controversial issue that does not go away when the current event ends.
What is the instructional goal for units based upon an enduring public issue?
To have students understand that people have not been able to resolve this issue.
Concept strategies: (5)
1. teaching concepts 2. teaching with inquiry 3. teaching s.s. skills 4. asking good questions 5. teaching w/cooperative learning groups
Teaching Deliberation, Discussion, and Decision Making: (4)
1. Establishing Rules 2. Classroom Rules 3. Class Meetings 4. Climb the Decision Tree
finding out what students know and are able to do (the process of gathering and interpreting information about students in order to plan instruction and evaluate achievement).
involves value judgement: comparing what is---the facts about the child's present understanding---with what ought to be---the desired outcome of instruction.
Assessments like observation, group discussion (asking questions), asking classifying questions, concept maps, student interviews.
Assessments like paper and pencil tests.
The process of assessing students' ability to succeed in meaningful ("real-world") tasks.
Assessment conducted during a unit of instruction for the purpose of improving student learning; providing feedback to students to help them improve their performance.
The assessment of students' ability to translate knowledge into action--that is, to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.
Assessment conducted at the end of a unit of instruction for the purpose of determining a grade.
Planning the Unit: (3)
1. Study the curriculum guide and talk about it with colleagues. 2. Frame learning objective. 3. Determine assessments.
Teaching the Unit: (3)
1. Launching the Unit. 2. Developing the Study with Learning Activities. 3. Concluding the Study.
Daily Lesson Plans: (5)
1. The objectives that identify what children will learn 2. The three basic phases of any lesson (beginning, middle, end) 3. Assessments: diagnostic, formative, summative 4. Needed instructional materials and resources 5. Accommodations for students with special needs (differentiated instruction)
Five Ways to Enrich Any Unit:
Incorporating... 1. Literacy Instruction 2. Higher-Order Thinking Skills 3. Construction Activities 4. Simulations and Role-Playing 5. Music and Drama
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