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48 Cards in this Set

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Social Understanding:
The integrated knowledge of social aspects of the human condition.
Civic Efficacy:
The readiness and willingness to assume citizenship responsibilities.
2 kinds of integration: integrating the curriculum & considering the cognitive, physical, affective and moral dimensions of each child.
Integrating the curriculum & considering the cognitive, physical, affective and moral dimensions of each child.
Social Studies integrates naturally because:
It covers so much and promotes multilevel thinking.
Social Studies is so diverse that:
It invites students to explore through different learning styles.
Social Studies fosters multicultural & global education by:
Putting what is familiar to students into historical, geographical & cultural perspectives and deepening student’s usually narrow views.
Social Studies helps the flow of the classroom by:
Mixing knowledge of content and process such as writing & math into a workable whole.
Social Studies values time by:
Reorganizing and integrating so that students are gaining knowledge and learning processes at the same time.
Standards are exceeded when classrooms integrate:
Content, skills & brain research.
Dr. Howard Gardner "Frames of Mind":
Multiple Intelligences
Multiple Intelligences:
Linguistic, Interpersonal, Intrapresonal, Visual/Spatial, Kinesthetic, Logical/Mathematical, Musical, Naturalistic
Easiest link is between social studies &:
Note-average textbook reading level is:
2 years ahead of intended grade level.
Teach children how to make hypothesis & find proof to:
Give them practice at choosing the best path and defending it.
Teach students to listen:
With a critical ear.
Make public speaking common place:
By using a variety of settings to keep phobias down.
Setting UP
Make the classroom a place they want to be by:
Naming it and decorating it for fun learning.
Setting UP
Plan Ahead:
Make sure you have materials, directions, models and independent work available for students for students
Setting UP
Involve students in determining:
Classroom rules and setting up protocols for a peaceful environment so that they understand and have reason to follow them.
Jobs that are needed and set up a schedule.
Setting UP
The most important thing in the first week is:
To get students to like the classroom and the teacher.
Setting UP
Problem Solving:
Teach students about mediation to solve their own problems.
Eric Jensen "Teaching with the Brain in Mind":
Threats are great for survival but horrible for learning.
Be aware of timing:
It is better to leave children wanting more.
Integrating helps keep a flow instead having to stop midstream to move to the next subject.
3 Orientations to multicultural education:
Contributions, Additive, Transformative

Transformative is better
Other 2 are for more common.
Assimilation verses Pluralism:
Help kids function in home and mainstream communities. Everyone makes some accommodations.
_________________________ should not apply to multicultural acceptance.
Cultural values that contradict justice & equality
Help students to look at reality differently. Change the perspectives and assumptions. Ex: Westward Movement; westward for whom?
Look at established curriculum from different points of view.
James Banks:
Change teaching strategies so that all demographics will be able to learn more effectively.
Multicultural Education verses
Global Education:
1.Different cultures in the U.S.
2.Cultures of other lands.
Important not to mix them up.
___________ can opportunities to educate students about various religions
Symbols _________ be displayed temporarily as part of academic program.
Preparation & knowledge are:
Organizations like ____________ help _________________________ .
Arizona Interfaith Network (AIN)

bring community concerns to light
Many states focus testing on:
Reading, writing & math.
In an integrated classroom:
Time is looked at as a whole rather than as separate periods.
Skills fundamental to social studies education according to the NCSS:
1.Data-gathering skills
2.Intellectual skills
3.Decision-making skills
4.Interpersonal skills
Visual Hook:
By sharing an image at the beginning of a new focus of study gives the students a common storehouse of knowledge to draw from.
Data disks:
Can be an engaging way for students to gather information. Students can share their data to make a graphic display & make hypotheses.
Reading the same material:
Creates a common wealth of knowledge for the students which creates equity.
Tips for helping students pick books:
Discuss the book levels and ask students what the books are from each level.
Use the 3 finger rule.
You don’t have to finish it
Literacy Response Journals:
Students write for 15 minutes. Teacher has students volunteer to read their responses.
Teacher meets with individual students once a week to discuss writings.
It is important to portray cultures ______________.
Study cultures in a ____________ context.
6 traits in writing:
Word choice
Sentence fluency
5 tasks to accomplish learning from reading:
Forming mental images while reading
Connecting prior knowledge Monitor their comprehension, Fix problems as they occur
Author makes connections in the community by:
Having a parent show & tell about her Inuit collection. Students write thank you notes.
Books of Knowledge:
Collections of Information students have learned throughout their course of study.
One of the true strengths of integrating around social studies is that:
Respect for different points of view is encouraged.