Chapin, Elementary Social Studies. 6e*/Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Guide, 6/e, focuses on topics that are basic and specific, yet critical to the teaching of social studies in the elementary and middle school years. With a wealth of activities and sample units, this concise book offers extensive examples of classroom application. The sixth edition reflects the recent trends in technology, teaching English Language Learners, diversity and the greater focus on teaching history, geography, economics, and civic education. Additionally, the substantially revised and updated chapter on assessment (chapter 4) addresses the latest on performance-based assessment, as well as the impact and role of federal and state testing.