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Final Exam 305
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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.
Which of the following is NOT a purpose provided in the text for teaching current events/public issues at the elementary level?
To encourage students to get information from encyclopedias and textbooks.
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 according to the text author is a disadvantage to using current events to supplement social studies instruction?
The range of news stories that are appropriate may be restricted due to lack of connection with current social studies unit of study.
What is a disadvantage to the text author to using current events as a basis for social studies instruction?
It is difficult to plan for because events may not relate directly to the social studies curriculum and resources may be difficult to gather.
Which of the following is NOT a special responsibility a teacher has when teaching a controversial issue?
Helping to control the conversation through allowing only certain students to work.
What, according to the author, is one of the best ways to teach current events?
To select events that are controversial in that reasonable people may disagree on what needs to be done.
An enduring public issue is...
A controversial issue that does not go away when the current events end.
Towards what goal, according to the author should teachers direct a program of multicultural education?
Not sure about answer on page 230. Possible answer: Improving human relations in the school, community, and nation.
The text author suggests that well-planned social studies units are almost always integrated units. Why is this?
Social studies learning almost always requires reading and writing.
Which of the following is an initial step in planning a social studies unit?
Questioning the other teachers at a grade level as to what they would do.
What is a formative evaluation as defined by the text?
Evaluation conducted to diagnose student learning difficulties and to plan for instruction.
What is stimulation as defined by the text?
No answer marked
Concepts are defined by the text as...
What is concept formation?
Experiencing multiple examples of a concept and grasping the critical similarities among them.
Students that have developed inquiry skills are able to...
Draw conclusions based on evidence AND judge whether conclusions are based on evidence. (Both B and C)
According to the author a well-balanced social studies program ensures the development of skills through...
Which of the following is NOT a purpose of asking questions according to the author?
To learn social studies students need...
What do teachers need to keep uppermost in their minds when selecting an instructional resource?
No answer marked.
What energy does the author suggests students and teachers use to become familiar with the school library (multimedia center)?
Which of the following is true about elementary textbook programs?
They are a resource of resources.
As a matter of principle it is advisable to take elementary students into the community only when...
The field trip provides for experiences that cannot be duplicated in the classroom.
When using technology in social studies lessons and units the teacher is challenged to...
No answer marked.
Newspapers are resources for teaching reading. They are also resources for teaching...
Assessment means finding out...
What students know and are able to do.
Evaluation involves comparing a student's present understanding with...
The desired outcome of instruction.
Which of the following is NOT a purpose for assessment that was provided in the text?
Instructional planning is the primary purpose of assessment for whom?
What are assessments called that are conducted during instruction?
No question written.
Most of the assessment done during social studies instruction involves...
Informal methods and simple observation.
Performance assessments help the teacher...
Find out how well students can translate knowledge into action.
The author suggests that work samples saved for social studies portfolios are...
Related to essential learnings and desired outcomes.
In social studies children read and write to...
Build and express understanding.
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of apprenticeships?
The learner enters into a new task without support.
The special reading skills unique to the social studies must be taught...
In relation to the subject matter under study. (She said to check this answer)
When using text books, the text author encourages teachers to...
Make differential use of them that supports instructional goals.
Why should parts of a text book (text structure) be taught?
So students can better comprehend what they are reading.
What is one of the causes the text provides for poor reading comprehension in the social studies?
No answer marked.
Which of the following is NOT something a teacher can do to enhance what a student brings to a reading situation?
Increasing a child's intellectual aptitude.
What is the purpose, according to the text author, for using children's trade books in social studies?
To launch a unit and to help students gather information from multiple perspective.
The author recommends that multiple perspectives are routinely examined in the social studies classroom. What teaching strategy becomes a routine part of this?
Compare and contrast.
According to the text, what can serve as an integrating core for teaching and learning in an elementary and middle school?
Helping children construct powerful social understandings and understand the basic responsibilities of citizenship.
What is the greatest pitfall of curriculum integration according to the text?
To treat curriculum integration as a goal.
What is the infusion approach to curriculum integration?
I THINK she marked: Two disciplines are infused together to create a new discipline. But she said to check.
What is accomplished by the infusion approach integration?
Skills are used to achieve valued content goals AND skills are strengthened by being engaged with content. (Both B and C)
What is the fusion approach to curriculum integration?
Two or more subject matters are synthesized in a way that a new unified idea is formed.
The text provides a detailed example and rationale for students creating an original biography. Through this creation students are invited to...
Read, write, and discuss their way to an in-depth understanding of a historical figure.
What is a generalization?
A statement that meaningfully links two or more concepts.
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