Spotlight on Young Children and Social Studies

Spotlight on Young Children and Social Studies

Spotlight on Young Children series

Edited by Derry Koralek

With Gayle Mindes

Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch

Imprint: The National Association for the Education of Youn

52 Pages, 8.38 x 10.88 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781928896388
  • Published: March 2006

$25.00

When engaged in social studies, with guidance and encouragement from adults, children develop awareness of self and family and become active participants in the larger community. The knowledge and skills learned through social studies prepare children to become informed and engaged citizens of their country and the world. In this collection of articles from Young Children and Beyond the Journal, experts discuss the historic roots of the social studies field, explain how quality books can help children understand themselves and others, and provide many examples of teachers and children engaged in meaningful social studies. The book includes a list of key resources as well as questions and activities designed to aid readers in reflecting on the articles. This volume is part of NAEYC’s best-selling Spotlight series—great resources for the college classroom and for staff development.