This text offers readers a holistic view of elementary social studies that instills compassion for all classroom voices and for those outside the classroom. This approach provides a social studies perspective that enables readers to articulate, apply, and defend engaging learning experiences that value each student. A revision of the original textbook by John Hoge and contributions by Laura E. Pinto, the work presents a comprehensive view of social studies that encourages reader awareness of and appreciation for their emotional and social identities. By being comfortable with themselves and their biases, readers may better appreciate the different perspectives of social studies content and better facilitating learning experiences that value the voices of all students.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1: The Emotional Nature of Social Studies; 2: The Social Studies Curriculum: Past and Present; 3: Addressing Differences of Opinion; 4: Promoting Compassionate Democratic Values; 5: Teaching for Social Justice; 6: Diversity and Culturally Responsive Social Studies; 7: Political Science: Government, Law, and Politics; 8: Economics: Explaining Money and More; 9: History: The Roots of Knowledge; 10: Geography: Making Sense of the Environment; 11: Psychology, Social Psychology, and Sociology; 12: Anthropology: Exploring Physical and Cultural Roots; 13: Global Education; 14: Current Events
Thomas A. Lucey is Professor of Elementary Education at Illinois State University.