Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies
- Andrew P. Johnson - Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA
Elementary Teaching Methods | Social Studies
Addresses current issues that are of vital importance to pre-service and first year teachers. Does not shy aware from addressing controversial issues in the educational field that have a daily impact not only at a state or local level but also within the classroom. It gives new teachers a realistic concept of what to expect in classrooms of the 21st century with all of the political forces that influence and drive educational policy and procedure. Excellent text that immediately impressed at the first and subsequent readings!! I was hooked after the initial perusal and changed textbooks even though my previous text was a very comprehensive text as well. This text though shines in the sense of how it addresses the pertinent issues of education at this moment.
This second edition of Making connections in Elementary and Middle school social studies is as comprehensive as the first edition. Using a student friendly fashion, Johnson was able to cover major issues and strategies for those who want to teach social studies and for classroom teachers who want to continue developing their understanding on the field of social studies education.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Defining Social Studies
Chapter 6 - Differentiating the Curriculum