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Tabar Byrd Social Studies Power Point

  1. 1. * * #Social * Studies#*<br />
  2. 2. What Is Social Studies<br />“Integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence," (as defined by the National Council for the Social Studies.)<br />
  3. 3. What Do You Learn In Social Studies<br />You learn about History<br />Agriculture<br />Presidents<br />Black Africans of America<br />Things that happened during 1660’s-1880 and things like that<br />Civil War<br />Battles <br />
  4. 4. Black Africans of America <br />Martin Luther King Jr. <br />Malcolm x<br />Harriet Tubman <br />
  5. 5. Social Studies<br />Social studies is the integrated<br />study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences.<br />
  6. 6. Social Studies<br />The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.<br />
  7. 7. Social Studies<br />Social studies is taught in kindergarten through grade 12 in schools across the nation. <br />social studies may be more difficult to define than is a single discipline such as history or geography<br />
  8. 8. Social Studies<br />Two main characteristics, however, distinguish social studies as a field of study: it is designed to promote civic competence; and it is integrative, incorporating many fields of endeavor. In specific and more detailed terms, these distinctions mean the following: 1. Social studies programs have as a major purpose the promotion of civic competence-which is the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of students to be able to assume "the office of citizen" (as Thomas Jefferson called it) in our democratic republic. <br />
  9. 9. Social Studies<br />National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has long supported civic competence as the goal of social studies. By doing so, NCSS has recognized the importance of educating students who are committed to the ideas and values of our democratic republic and who are able to use knowledge about their community, nation, and world, along with skills of data collection and analysis, collaboration, decision-making, and problem-solving. Students who have these commitments, knowledge, and skills will be the most capable of shaping our future and sustaining and improving our democracy.<br />
  10. 10. Social Studies<br />2. K–12 social studies programs integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes within and across disciplines. Integrated social studies programs across the nation take many forms, varying in the amount and form of disciplinary integration:• At primary levels, children often learn social studies through learning opportunities that are highly integrated across several disciplines. These often take the form of units constructed around themes. For example, teachers using the theme "time, continuity, and change" would likely engage young learners in studies using history, science, and language arts. <br />• As students proceed to middle and higher levels, social studies programs may continue to be highly integrated and in some cases planned by interdisciplinary teams of teachers (for example, social studies, science, mathematics, humanities). Alternatively, programs may be planned as interdisciplinary courses or more exclusively linked to specific disciplines (for example, a history course that also draws from geography, economics, political science).<br />
  11. 11. Social Studies<br />3. Social studies programs help students construct a knowledge base and attitudes drawn from academic disciplines as specialized ways of viewing reality. Each discipline begins from a specific perspective and applies unique “processes for knowing” to the study of reality. History, for instance, uses the perspective of time to explore causes and effects of events in the past. Political science, on the other hand, uses the perspective of political institutions to explore structures and processes of governing.<br />
  12. 12. Social Studies<br />Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote effective citizenry. Within the K-12 program, social studies provide coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as economics, history, geography, anthropology, archaeology, law, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and the natural sciences. <br />
  13. 13. Social Studies <br />Social Studies is important for elementary school students to be familiar with because it is a way to connect children with the past and relate it to the future. Linda Levstik wrote a book called “Doing History” that explains how to teach Social Studies in a classroom. This book focuses on what teachers should teach, how to go about doing it, what are the best strategies, how to assess children, and guidelines for teachers to follow. This book taught me that it is important for students to personalize history so they can relate it to current events. I also have learned that it is important to have a strong literature based Social Studies program so that children can deepen their understanding of the topic and integrate it into other areas of study. In this paper I will discuss what I found useful in this textbook and how I will utilize the information learned in my classroom. One of the major issues I found important was the idea of diverse perspectives. It is important for children o know that there are a wide variety of cultures, opinions, and ideas. It is necessary to look at all the different angles of an idea and then draw your own conclusion. Children need to be exposed to a wide variety of literature in order<br />
  14. 14. Why do they call Social Studies Social Studies<br />It's called that because social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.<br />
  15. 15. What is the easiest way to study for social studies<br />There is no easy way - it takes hard work! Find a way to learn key terms & concepts. Form a study group. Make flash cards. <br />
  16. 16. Is social studies useless<br />No, with social studies you learn skills and civic values for being a responsible democratic citizens.<br />
  17. 17. Social Studies<br />Twenty-six social studies educators participated in a conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, in summer 1978 to ascertain the status and goals of social studies education. Specifically, conference participants examined recent social science research, explored curriculum development, and developed social studies classroom activities. The report is intended for use by K-12 educators as they develop and implement social studies programs. It is presented in three sections. Section I defines the purpose of precollege social studies as promoting citizen education and civic literacy and identifies knowledge, skills, and values necessary for a quality social studies program. Section II describes current trends in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology and evaluates these trends for their implications for K-12 social studies. Section III suggests classroom activities related to 16 topics, including infant mortality, community land use, pioneer travel, integration, and teenage drinking laws. The activities involve students in role playing, constructing graphs, map and globe activities, class discussions, making decisions, defining terms, and analyzing photographs. For each activity, information is presented on classroom use, rationale, objectives, procedures, and materials needed. A list of conference participants and staff concludes the document. (DB)<br />
  18. 18. Social Studies<br />Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences to prepare young people to become responsible citizens.The purpose of social studies is to develop social understanding and civic efficacy (the readiness and willingness to assume citizenship responsibilities and to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a democratic society.)<br />The social studies curriculum builds four capacities in young people: disciplinary knowledge, thinking skills, commitment to democratic values, and citizen participation.<br />
  19. 19. Social Studies<br /> The purpose of social studies is the preparation of effective citizens. NCSS believes, as a recent forum (organized by CIRCLE and the Carnegie Corporation of America) on this topic concluded, that it is vital that schools produce citizens who are engaged cognitively, engaged in their community, engaged politically, and exhibit and promote attitudes that respect the public good. <br />Social studies integrates historical knowledge with content from political science, economics, and geography to prepare young people to understand their communities, nation, and the world so they can make informed decisions as citizens in a democracy. <br /> The vast majority of social studies content taught in schools is history. <br /> The evidence from research in the field, poll results, NAEP performance, and anecdotal work all suggest that, while some signs of hope exist, the quantity and quality of civic education is in dire straits. The level of political efficacy is extremely low, voting turnout is abysmal, knowledge of how to impact public policy is lacking, and an intelligent grasp of the founding documents and principles of our democracy is wanting. The schools must address these needs. <br />Civic education is not just a local responsibility it is also national. Federally mandated performance requirements do not include civic knowledge. Research and development essential to improvement of the pedagogy used in the schools and teacher preparation <br /> institutions is not being adequately promoted or funded. <br />
  20. 20. Social Studies/History<br /> History serves the purpose of social studies well, but studying history alone is not sufficient preparation for citizenship. There is a false premise that history has been neglected in favor of social studies. Some history educators have created a red herring called social studies to account for the fact that kids don't know history (this is not a new phenomenon). In fact, it's the dreadfully boring way in which history is <br />often taught that is the greater problem. <br />Theodore K. Rabb , a history professor at Princeton University and a founder of the NCHE was quoted in a recent Education' Week article as saying "social studies proponents have become about process, and we're about content." True teaching and learning, involves both. The real issue is not history and social studies competing for turf. The problem is a lack of ommunication between university history departments and schools of education. <br />There is an all-to-common misconception that both history and social studies are treated as separate fields of study in a competition within our schools. The truth is history is a discipline that falls within the general curricular area of social studies, just as astronomy is a discipline that falls within the general curricular area of science. Of course elementary school students take what is then called "social studies," (just as they take a course called "science") but as they move from elementary into middle and high school, the courses are in the actual disciplines. There is no such thing as studying just history. Every event occurs at a specific place that has physical and human characteristics that affect what occurs. Many events have an economic connection, based on scarcity of resources and the need to make decisions about those resources. And what event occurs in isolation of citizen participation, that would not involve some role, right or responsibility? No teacher teaches history in isolation--every event involves at least one of the other disciplines in social studies and usually multiple ones. <br />

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