TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES
Written in an easy-to-understand style, this text provides a thorough coverage of the essential topics related to the teaching of social studies in secondary and elementary schools. Reflecting on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to teach social studies in an effective manner, the text first introduces its readers to the various components, study material, scope and importance of social studies. It then teaches the formulation of instructional objectives in social studies, and brings out the principles of social studies curriculum as well as its relationship with other subjects of the school curriculum. The book focuses mainly on improving the methodological concepts of the social studies teacher, and in doing so, discusses various methods of teaching; evaluation and planning of lessons, units and courses; organization of social studies room and the equipment to be kept in it; utilization of community resources; and implementation of various co-curricular activities. It also examines certain innovative methods of teaching such as team-teaching, micro-teaching and individualized instruction. KEY FEATURES Incorporates chapter outline at the beginning and chapter summary at the end of each chapter to help readers review the important topics. Provides chapter-end questions for students to drill the topics discussed. Discusses various topics with the help of a number of figures and tables that facilitates easy-understanding of the concepts. This book is suitable for a course on Teaching of Social Studies for the students of B.Ed. and M.A. (Education). It can also be used for the in-service teacher education programmes organized by the Central and State education boards.