For Social Studies in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum in Early Childhood Education courses.
This popular text provides a multitude of practical ideas, suggestions, and activities that prospective early childhood teachers can use to both interest young children in social studies and integrate social studies with other sciences, art, literature, mathematics, reading, and writing. Because play is the basic means of young children's learning, the text offers a full chapter on the topic and incorporates ideas for “playing” throughout the material. TThis edition includes three new chapters to offer all of the 10 NCSS Thematic Strands. In addition, there is a new emphasis on the use of such technology as e-mail, digital cameras, and the World Wide Web in this edition. Finally, current NAEYC standards for quality, curriculum, and professional preparation are thoroughly incorporated.
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