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Ch 13: PLACE Early Childhood Education: Intro to Social Studies

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Make the study process for the PLACE Early Childhood Education exam go smoothly by using this chapter. Its interactive videos and text lessons help you quickly review social studies content for the exam.

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
  • Citizenship
  • 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.

15 Lessons in Chapter 13: PLACE Early Childhood Education: Intro to Social Studies
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Project Based Learning for Social Studies

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.

Basic Social Studies: Concepts, Skills & Teaching Strategies

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.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

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.

What is a Map Key/Legend? - Definition, Symbols & Examples

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.

What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles

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.

Civil Society and Citizenship

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.

Understanding the Meaning & History of American Symbols

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.

What Makes a Culture? - Vocabulary

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.

Teaching About Family, Cultures & Traditions

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.

Community Helpers: Activities & Crafts

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.

What are Economic Resources? - Definition, Types & Examples

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.

Logistics of Goods and Services

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.

What is Money? - Definition and Types

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.

Economic Needs and Wants: Definition & Concept

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.

The Importance of Consumer Choice in Economics

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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