Praise for June Chapin's Approach ""[My] students love the sample lesson and unit plans. I like to use the small work group exercises, as it actively involves them in discussing the chapter material."" "-Jacquelyn A. Lewis-Harris, University of Missouri--St. Louis" "Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Guide "clearly and accessibly presents the essential content and methods for teaching social studies in the K--8 classroom. This seventh edition keeps pace with today's changing educational environment, reflecting recent trends in technology and exploring English language learners' issues and the needs of diverse students. The text addresses the field's increasing focus on teaching the disciplines of history, geography, economics, and civic education, while also giving thorough coverage of teaching to national (NCSS) and state standards. Using vignettes, classroom samples, and small group activities, this book prepares students to provide the best social studies instruction in their own classrooms. New to This Edition New full-chapter coverage of both geography and economics extends teacher knowledge in these critical areas. Expanded diversity chapter addresses new realities in the elementary classroom, including obesity and learning issues of young boys. New lesson plans showcase topics such as global education, geography, and economics and feature a greater emphasis on formative assessment. Up-to-the-moment technology topics appear throughout the chapters, including new Web sites, Wikipedia, video games, and cyberbullying.Chapin, June R. is the author of 'Elementary Social Studies', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205593521 and ISBN 0205593526.