Meeting the Standards: Social Studies Reading for k-6 Educators
Edited by Mary E. Haas and Margaret A. Laughlin NCSS, 393 pp., 1996
Elementary educators will get great teaching ideas from this anthology of almost 100 articles specially selected for their valuable guidance in teaching social studies subjects to grades K-6. The first ten sections of the book contain suggestions for teaching each of the ten themes of the social studies standards, while the remaining five sections deal with curriculum issues, the integration of social studies, the use of literature to promote social studies understanding, cooperative learning, and assessment.
This issue of _Social Studies and the Young Learner_ (November/December 2010) offers vibrant examples of how elementary students and their teachers "appreciate the importance of active citizenship."