Topic 1: What Is Social Studies Education?

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Topic 1
What is Social
Studies?
Prologue: Cartoons & 1st Class Meeting
•
I like to use cartoons as attention getters to start class. Various websites permit use
of their cartoons without a fee by faculty in their classrooms.
– http://www.cartoonbank.com/search_results.asp?mscssid=P6NEXLMJK8918PX
V83WRGDKUFMGJE3F4&whichpage=1&findby=popular&s_keywords=xschool
– http://www.borg.com/~rjgtoons/teen.html
– http://cagle.slate.msn.com/politicalcartoons/main.asp
http://www.offthemark.com/school/school.htm
– http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/
– http://www.peanuts.com/comics/peanuts/info/privacy_statement.html
– http://www.Dilbert.com/
1.Syllabus PowerPoints
• I cover the syllabus first.
2.Topic 1: What is Social Studies?
• Includes information from the Preface and Introduction of the
Textbook as well as Topic 1.
3.About the Professor
• Follows and is optional
This is the first day of class PowerPoint transparencies. As a result, these slides are
constructed assuming the students do not have their textbooks
Introduction & Topic 1: What is
Social Studies
• Assignment 0.1 Eric Search
• Assignment 1.1
What is Social Studies?
• Assignment 1.2:
What is Exploration?
Of course there's a lot of
knowledge in universities:
the freshmen bring a little
in, the seniors don't take
much away, so knowledge
sort of accumulates...
–Anonymous
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Teaching is a Challenge
“I was surprised at how easy it is to get by as a
mediocre teacher and how hard the job is if you
want to be a really good teacher.”
– New teacher after first year
In theory there is no
difference between
theory and practice,
but, in practice,
there is.
–Jan L. A. Van De
Snepscheut
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Teaching Social Studies Is Not a
Joke
• What is the first name of every social studies
teacher in America?
Everybody is
ignorant, only on
different subjects.
–Will Rogers
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Teaching Is a Challenge
Thomas Edison said
Success is “99%
perspiration and
only 1%
inspiration.”
Teacher’s Tip
A famous quote placed on the board every day
and debriefed by a teacher is an excellent
strategy to have children consider their goals
and obligations. Quotes may be found at:
http://www.libraryspot.com/quotations.htm
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Opportunities for Learning
• You will be encouraged to reflect on your personal belief
system as a foundation for teaching social studies.
• You will be expected to “construct” a working theory and
strategies for social studies instruction
• You will make extensive use of the Internet and learn
how to make the best use of it in social studies
instruction.
• Not all the topics in this text can be covered by the
professor in class, so learning about some topics not
covered in class, but presented in the book, will require
your initiative.
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Special Features of the Textbook
• Teacher’s Tips
• Quotes for Reflection
• Assignments
• Questions
• Strategy Boxes
• References
• Internet Resources
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Uses of the Internet
• Searches of the Internet
• Criteria for Selection of Websites
• Specific Websites
• For searches by topics and lesson plans, I like
ERIC at the University of Syracuse at
http://ericir.syr.edu/Eric/adv_search.shtml
• For searches by document number, Search Eric
at http://searcheric.org/ or EDR’s Express
Search at
http://edrs.com/Webstore/Express.cfm
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Classroom Lesson: List Group and
Label Method
• Assignment 1.1 What is Social Studies?
– List all the terms, words, adjectives that come to
mind.
– Then organize the list into categories.
– Share your list and categories with the class.
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List: Some Possibilities
• History
• Maps
• Government
• Timelines
• Cultures
• Boring
Teacher’s Tip
New teachers are often under
the misperception that they
don’t have to plan listing items
on a chalkboard during a lecture
or discussion—that they should
just "wing it." The best practice
is to develop a model set of
answers, then lead the students
to them during the discussion.
• Worksheets
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List Group & Label: Social Studies
• How would you organize the terms into a table?
List Group & Label: Social Studies
Subject
History
Geography
Economics
Government
Social
Sciences
Information
Knowledge
Procedural
Knowledge
Big Ideas
Assignment 1.2: What is
Exploration?
1. Apply the List, Group & Label Method to the
concept, “Exploration.”
2. Develop a list of vocabulary words or concepts
that you associate with Exploration?
3. Organize the words into a table with columns
and rows that bring a logical order and
relationship to the terms.
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List Group & Label: Exploration
Headings
List Group & Label: Exploration
• A Superordinate Approach, see Topic 27
The Who What When Where Why Method, see Topic 10
Heading Land
Who
What
When
Where
When
Why
How
Water
Space
Medicine
Technology
List Group & Label: Exploration 2
A Subordinate Approach, see Topic 27
Heading
Who
What
When
Where
When
Why
How
North
East
America
Florida
Louisiana
Territory
South
America
Caribbean
Preview of Assignment 2.2: Web of
Social Studies
• If you were asked to create a web of the
elementary school, what would it look like?
• First, you would start by brainstorming terms
like:
– Classrooms, people, school buses, cafeteria, etc.
• Then you would create a web.
For Assignment 2.2, create a web out of the section in Topic 2,
Goals, Concepts & Vocabulary
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Web of a School
?
Students
Facilities
?
Rules
Teachers
People
Parents
Bus
drivers
School
?
Cafeteria
workers
Assignment 2.2, requires you to apply this concept to the
section in Topic 2, Goals, Concepts & Vocabulary