The text suggests that well planned social studies units are almost always integrated units, why is this?
D. (both a and b) Social studies almost always requires reading and writing & ss integrates history, the social science disciplines, and sometimes humanities
Which of the following is the initial step in planning a ss unit?
B. Questioning the other teachers at the grade level to see what they would do
What is formative evaluation as defined by the text?
A. Evaluation conducted to diagnose student learning difficulties and to plan for instruction
What is a simulation as defined by the text?
C. A strategy designed to reconstruct some characteristics of a real situation through experience
Concepts are defined by the text are?
What is concept formation?
A. Experiencing multiple examples of a concept and grasping the critical similarities among them
Students that have developed inquiry skills are able to...
D. (Both b and c) Draw conclusions based on evidence and judge whether conclusions are based on evidence
According to the author, a well-balanced Social Studies program ensures the development of skills through...
B. Systematic instruction
Which of the following is NOT a purpose of asking questions according to the author?
B. Giving directions
To learn social studies, students need...
C. Multiple sources of information
What do teachers need to keep uppermost in their minds when selecting an instructional resource?
B. The objectives to be achieved
What energy does the author suggest students and teachers use to become familiar with the school library (multimedia center)?
Which of the following is true about elementary textbook programs?
D. They are a resource of resources
As a matter of principle it is advisable to take elementary students into the community on when...
C. The field trip provides for experiences that cannot be duplicated in the classroom
When using technology in social studies lessons and units, the teacher is challenged to...
A. Adapt the use of technology to the ongoing instructional goals of the classroom
Newspapers are resources for teaching reading. They are also resources for teaching...
B. Current Events
Assessment means finding out..
A. What students know and are able to do
Evaluation involves comparing a student's present understanding with...
D. The desired outcome of instruction
Which of the following is NOT a purpose for assessment that was provided in the text?
B. Behavioral modification
Instructional planning is the primary purpose of assessment for whom?
C. The teacher
What are assessments called that are conducted during instruction?
32. Most of the assessment done during social studies instruction involves...
B. Informal methods and simple observation
Performance assessments help the teacher..
A. Find out how well students can translate knowledge into action
The author suggests that work samples saved for social studies portfolios be...
B. Related to essential learnings and desired outcomes
In social studies children read and write to..
D. Build and express understanding
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of apprenticeships?
A. The learner enters into a new task without support
The special reading skills unique to the social studies must be taught..
A. In relation to the subject matter under study
When using text books, the text author encourages teachers to..
C. Make differential use of them that supports instructional goals
Why should parts of a text book (text structure) be taught?
A. So students can better comprehend what they are reading
What is one of the causes the text provides for poor reading comprehension in social studies?
B. The vocabulary density of the reading material
Which of the following is NOT something a teacher can do to enhance what a student brings to a reading situation?
A. Increasing a child's intellectual aptitude
What is the purpose, according to the text author, for using children's trade books in social studies?
To teach children about multiple perspectives so that they can view the world from another's perspective as well as their own
The author recommends that multiple perspectives be routinely examined in the social studies classroom. What teaching strategy becomes a routine part of this?
C. Compare and Contrast
According to the text, what can serve as an integrating core for teaching and learning in an elementary and middle school?
C. Helping children construct powerful social understandings and understand the basic responsibilities of citizenship
What is the greatest pitfall of curriculum integration according to the text?
A. To treat curriculum integration as a goal
What is the fusion approach to curriculum integration?
C. Two disciplines are infused together to create a new discipline
What is accomplished by the fusion approach integration?
D. (Both b and c) Skills are used to achieve valued content goals AND Skills are strengthened by being engaged with content
What is the fusion approach to curriculum integration?
A. Two or more subject matters are synthesized in a way that a new unified idea is formed
The text provides a detailed example and rationale for students creating an original biography. Through creation students are invited to...
C. Read, write, and discuss their way to an in-depth understanding of a historical figure
What is generalization?
B. A statement that meaningfully links two or more concepts
What is one way that elementary teachers can cultivate the virtue of civic-mindedness?
A. By developing a regular, ongoing program of instruction involving daily news and issues
Which of the following is NOT a purpose provided in the text for teaching current events/public issues at the elementary level?
D. To encourage students to get information from encyclopedia's and textbooks
What, according to the text author, is a disadvantage to using current events in addition to social studies instruction?
D. Current events are isolated from social studies and the rest of the school program
What, according to the text author, is a disadvantage to using current events to supplement social studies instruction?
C. The range of stories that are age appropriate may be restricted due to lack of connection to current social studies units
What is a disadvantage, to the text author, to using current events as a basis for social studies instruction?
B. It is difficult to plan for because events may not relate directly to the SS curriculum and resources may be difficult to gather
Which of the following is NOT a special responsibility a teacher has when teaching a controversial issue?
A. Helping to control the conversation by only allowing certain students to speak
What, according to the text author, is one of the best ways to teach current events?
C. To select events that are controversial
An enduring public issue is..
A controversial issue that does not go away when the current event ends
Towards what goal, according to the author, should teachers direct a program of multicultural education?
A. Improving human relations in the school, community, and nation