Spotlight on Young Children and Social Studies
Spotlight on Young Children series
Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch
Imprint: The National Association for the Education of Youn
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.
Introduction/Derry Koralek Social Studies in Today’s Early Childhood Curricula/ Gayle Mindes Children’s Literature: A Window to Understanding Self and Others/Stephanie Feeney and Eva Moravcik Exploring Social Studies through Children’s Books/ Susan Friedman with Stephanie Feeney The Language of Lullabies/Alice Sterling Honig Using Social Stories to Ease Children’s Transitions/ Jennifer Briody and Kathleen McGarry Social Studies in Action/Susan Friedman Social Studies: Learning about the World around Us/ Jo-Anne D’Addesio, Betsy Grob, Lenore Furman, Kathleen Hayes, and Judy David Resources for Teaching and Learning about Social Studies/Gayle Mindes Reflecting, Discussing, Exploring: Questions and Follow-Up Activities/Susan Friedman This Is Social Studies . . . Cleaning Up the Streets/Judy David and Betsy Grob Real Superhero Play/Ruth Hensen Cross-Cultural E-mail Connections/Michaele Salmon and Susan Evans Akaran Making the Calendar Meaningful/Stefanie Adamson Cristi’s Library Dilemma/Emily Vance and Patricia Jiménez Weaver