What does research say about elementary social studies l.jpg
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 17

What Does Research Say About Elementary Social Studies: PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 169 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

What Does Research Say About Elementary Social Studies:. 1051 telephone interviews - 15 minutes Randomly selected 2, 5, 8th grade teachers

Download Presentation

What Does Research Say About Elementary Social Studies:

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


What does research say about elementary social studies l.jpg

What Does Research Say About Elementary Social Studies:

  • 1051 telephone interviews - 15 minutes

  • Randomly selected 2, 5, 8th grade teachers

    Leming, James. S, Lucien Ellington, and Mark Schug. (2006) “The State of Social Studies: A National Random Survey of Elementary and Middle School Social Studies Teachers.” Social Education. 70(6): 322-327


Key findings l.jpg

Key Findings

  • Social Studies Gets Little Time in Elementary Schools

  • Social Studies Teachers Report that Schools Social Studies Low Importance Compared to Other Subjects

  • Teachers Rate Acceptance of Cultural Diversity as a More Important Rationale for Teaching Social Studies than Learning about American Heros


Key findings cont l.jpg

Key Findings (cont


Key findings cont d l.jpg

Key Findings Cont’d

  • Rate “Student-centered” as Preferred Style but most recently employed “Teacher-centered” in their last social studies teaching

  • Social Studies Teacher Preparation less than Top Quality in History and Social Science Courses

  • Top Professional Development Needs:

    • Subject Matter Knowledge

    • Better Content Teaching Methods


Key findings cont d6 l.jpg

Key Findings Cont’d

  • Don’t Perceive Standards, Testing, and NCLB as Harmful

  • Personal Beliefs as Liberals or Conservatives Influence Their Teaching


Basic assumptions about ideal elementary social studies curriculum l.jpg

Basic Assumptions About Ideal Elementary Social Studies Curriculum


More basic assumptions about ideal elementary social studies l.jpg

More Basic Assumptions about Ideal Elementary Social Studies

  • Needs to be driven by major long-goals not coverage lists

  • Organize content around important ideas taught for understanding and application to life outside of school

  • Activities are means to accomplish major curriculum goals not self-justifying ends in themselves


More basic assumptions about ideal elementary social studies9 l.jpg

More Basic Assumptions about Ideal Elementary Social Studies

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in ways consistent with the above

  • Embed activities in the curriculum that serve different functions

  • Assess activities with an eye toward their costs as well as benefits


Final assumptions about ideal elementary social studies l.jpg

Final Assumptions about Ideal Elementary Social Studies

  • The Key is the cognitive engagement potential

  • Teacher -student discourse before, during, and after experiences makes the difference in social studies


Powerful and authentic social studies l.jpg

Powerful and Authentic Social Studies


Centering social studies l.jpg

Centering Social Studies

  • History

  • Geography

  • Civics and Moral Development


Organizing the curriculum for the early grades l.jpg

Organizing the Curriculum for the Early Grades

  • Cultural Universals

    • Housing

    • Employment

    • Clothing

    • Family

    • Food

  • Maps and the Neighborhood

  • Historical Literature


Upper grades l.jpg

Upper Grades

  • Fourth Grade – U.S. and Regional Geography

  • Fifth Grade – American History (the revolution, civil war, and civil rights)

  • Sixth Grade – World Geography with an emphasis on the Environment.


Strategies l.jpg

Strategies

  • Concepts for Creating Connections

  • Discussion

    • Magic Circle

    • Makah and Public Issues

    • Social Moral Decisions

    • Scored Discussions

  • Technology – Data Bases, Spreadsheets, and Webpages

  • Content Area Reading: primary source vs. texts


Favorite resources l.jpg

Favorite Resources

  • Tom Snyder Productions

  • Social Studies Resources

  • Engaging instruction


Review and development l.jpg

Review and Development

  • In groups of three to five

  • Summarize the key points

  • Expand and add ideas

  • Raise questions for clarification


  • Login