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Publisher: Prentice Hall
Turner, Thomas N.
Essentials of Elementary Social Studies presents the essentials of pertinent research, valued classroom methodology, and current practice in teaching elementary social studies. This text offers a length, format, and price perfect for the undergraduate course in social studies methods and it is ideal for "block" courses where more than one content area's methods are taught.New to This Edition- The chapter on dramatics has been further strengthened and expanded to include story path and new simulation material.- NEW coverage given to the growing influence of the federal government and President Bush's "No Child Left Behind" initiative, as well as its impact on teaching the social studies.- The emphasis on technology has been greatly increased for the changing climate.- The issue of multiculturalism and how culture effects how children learn, has been thoroughly updated and integrated throughout the text.- Middle East coverage has been expanded.- Chapter 8 Thinking and Problem Solving has been updated to encourage thinking and learning skills into the social studies classroom.- "Focus Activities" are now provided throughout the text.- Chapter 10 on Dramatics has been further expanded to include story path and new simulation material.Author bio:Dr. Thomas N. Turner, a professor of Social Science education at the University of Tennessee; holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Pennsylvania State University. He previously taught at the elementary, middle school, and college level in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He has published over a hundred professional articles and books as well as two children's books. In addition to his teaching, he is a traveling storyteller.Turner, Thomas N. is the author of 'Essentials Of Elementary Social Studies Mylabschool' with ISBN 9780205464890 and ISBN 0205464890.
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