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ERIC Number: ED001135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 213
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TEACHING OF SOCIAL SCIENCE MATERIAL IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
FOX, ROBERT S.; AND OTHERS
OBJECTIVES WERE--(1) TO UTILIZE THE WORKING MATERIALS CREATED DURING THE PREVIOUS YEAR, (2) TO EXPLORE THE NEED FOR A SET OF RESOURCE MATERIALS DIRECTED TOWARD HELPING THE CLASSROOM TEACHER GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO HELP IN THE TEACHING OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, (3) TO FIELD-TEST THE RESOURCE MATERIALS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, (4) TO DEVELOP AND TEST TEACHER ORIENTATION AND INSERVICE EDUCATION, (5) TO ANALYZE THE DATA FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S STUDY OF CROSS-AGE EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS, (6) TO IMPROVE CHILDREN'S SKILLS AND ATTITUDES TOWARD OTHERS THROUGH A SUMMER DAY-CAMP, AND (7) TO DEVELOP PROPOSALS FOR BASIC RESEARCH. TEACHERS WERE ORIENTED AND A SERIES OF INSERVICE SESSIONS WAS HELD. UNITS WERE THEN TAUGHT BY THESE 18 CLASSROOM TEACHERS IN 3 MICHIGAN SCHOOLS. IN THE SUMMER OF 1963, A DAY CAMP WAS HELD AT BETHEL, MAINE, WHERE EXPERIMENTATION WITH CROSS-AGE RELATIONSHIPS TOOK PLACE. TIME SEEMED TO BE A PROBLEM WITH THE TEACHERS, AS WAS THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES TOWARD THE CONTENT AREA OF SOCIAL SCIENCE. CHILDREN INVOLVED WERE NOT FULLY PREPARED TO UTILIZE SKILLS THAT WERE NECESSARY IN THE LEARNING OF THE UNIT. THE VOCABULARY WAS NEW TO MANY, AND THEY WERE SOMETIMES BORED. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT SMALL GROUPS BE USED FOR THE STUDY. THE CROSS-AGE WORK USED CHILDREN FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 6TH GRADE. THE OLDER ONES HELPED THE YOUNGER ONES WITH PROJECTS AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. REPORTS ON MANY CHILDREN AND THEIR INTERACTION WITH OTHERS ARE GIVEN IN DETAIL. FOR EXAMPLE, A SIXTH GRADER HELPED A SLOW FOURTH GRADER TO READ. THE RESULTS WERE FAVORABLE, AND A GOOD RAPPORT EXISTED BETWEEN MOST OF THE CHILDREN.
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Ann Arbor)