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PLACE Early Childhood Education: Intro to Social Studies - Chapter Summary
Go through the lessons in this chapter to learn about project based learning and geography tools for the PLACE Early Childhood Education exam. Completing this chapter gives you valuable insights on:
- Map key/legend
- Types of democracy
- History and meaning of American symbols
- The components of a culture
- Economic resources
- Definition and types of money
- Community helpers
Review social studies topics for the exam efficiently by watching the videos in this chapter. Thanks to their video tags, you can quickly navigate to certain parts of a lesson. Other lessons are in text format, with key concepts and words designated in bold type. Use the self-assessment quizzes as well, which help you see what topics you need to work on before taking the real exam. There are also online instructors standing by to help with topics that may be causing you trouble.
1. Project Based Learning for Social Studies
Social studies is a subject that lends itself well to project-based learning. This lesson will explore some ways to incorporate project-based learning in a social studies classroom.
2. Basic Social Studies: Concepts, Skills & Teaching Strategies
In this lesson, we will learn about fundamental concepts, skills, and teaching strategies surrounding social studies. We will learn how social studies content and themes can be communicated at the early childhood level through a variety of programs.
3. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS
How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.
4. What is a Map Key/Legend? - Definition, Symbols & Examples
Learn about maps and map keys/legends. Understand why map keys are essential to understanding maps, and see some examples of the importance of map keys.
5. What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles
In this lesson, we will study the nature of democracy. We will define the term, take a look at the types of democracy, and examine its basic principles.
6. Civil Society and Citizenship
Citizenship and civil society are important concepts in the study of political science. In this lesson, you'll learn what citizenship is and what it means for people that hold it. You'll also learn about the important role of civil society in a democracy.
7. Understanding the Meaning & History of American Symbols
America is a country that loves symbols, and it has many. Learn about the meaning and history of some of the most important American symbols. Afterward, test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. What Makes a Culture? - Vocabulary
When you think of culture, you probably get a mix of images in your head, which might include things like ceremonies, dress, and food. But what really makes a culture? Watch this lesson to find out more about culture traits, complexes, and hearths.
9. Teaching About Family, Cultures & Traditions
In this lesson, we will learn how to provide instruction related to family, culture, and tradition by presenting content from a multicultural approach. We will identify ways to promote diversity while addressing these themes.
10. Community Helpers: Activities & Crafts
In this lesson, you'll explore how students use creative arts and craft activities to relate to community helpers. Be prepared to embrace how these activities promote life skills and entertainment.
11. What are Economic Resources? - Definition, Types & Examples
If there are no resources, an economy cannot be sustained. In this lesson, you'll learn what economic resources are, the different types of economic resources, and why they are vitally important. A short quiz follows the lesson.
12. Logistics of Goods and Services
Logistics management is essential for the proper functioning of a supply chain and for successfully serving customers. In this lesson, you'll learn about the role of logistics in supply chain management and how intermediaries can be used in the process.
13. What is Money? - Definition and Types
In this lesson, you'll learn what money is and its four basic functions. You'll also take a look at how it benefits society and explore the different types of money.
14. Economic Needs and Wants: Definition & Concept
Everybody needs certain things, and everybody wants certain things. In this lesson, you'll learn about needs and wants from an economic perspective and explore different ethical considerations.
15. The Importance of Consumer Choice in Economics
Nothing makes a business happier than when we buy something they sell - well, maybe when we buy two of what they sell! This lesson explains why smart companies and governments try to understand everything about you to sell you more.
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- PLACE Early Childhood Education: Intro to Science
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- PLACE Early Childhood Education: Health & Physical Education
- PLACE Early Childhood Education: Instructional Pedagogy
- PLACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Resources & Technology
- PLACE Early Childhood Education: The Learning Environment
- PLACE Early Childhood Education: Assessments
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