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Social Sciences in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary
This chapter outlines a number of different concepts, systems, and components to know in the field of social science, with lessons particularly geared towards early childhood education. You'll study topics such as chronology, stereotypes, visual representations of historical data, and more. Other topics covered include:
- Social and family systems
- Teaching matters of family, culture, and tradition
- Hands-on learning techniques for social studies
The practice quizzes attached to every lesson give you the chance to make sure your grasp on a topic is solid before you continue to the next. These quizzes provide convenient links that let you hop straight back to the relevant point of the lesson if you answer incorrectly, and they can also be printed as worksheets for use away from the computer.
1. 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.
2. Chronology: Time, Continuity & Change
In this lesson we will learn about chronology as it relates to the discipline of history. We will learn how time, continuity, and change affect the flow of history.
3. Social Systems: Definition & Theory
Through this lesson, you will learn what defines social systems, and gain insight into how their relationships create a functioning society. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with the quiz.
4. Social Interactions: Definition & Types
Social interactions are the processes by which we act and react to those around us. Let's examine the different types of social interactions and test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. Family Systems: Definition and Types
Families come in all shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll examine what makes a family, as well as some common types of families, including nuclear, matrifocal, extended, and blended families.
6. 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.
7. What is a Stereotype? - Definition, Function & Formation
Stereotyping is something we do daily, even if we don't realize it. By classifying groups of people, we can better understand the world around us, although prejudice may be a result. In this lesson, we'll watch Amy categorize strangers she sees on a bus and determine the reasons why humans tend to stereotype.
8. 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.
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