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ERIC Number: ED018275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 343
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SOCIAL STUDIES IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (THIRTY-SECOND YEARBOOK).
MICHAELIS, JOHN U., ED.
THIS YEARBOOK IS INTENDED TO PRESENT AN OVERVIEW OF RECENT TRENDS, ISSUES, AND PROBLEMS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES. CHAPTER I EXAMINES THE CURRENT CHALLENGE TO SOCIAL STUDIES, DISCUSSES THE CHARACTERISTICS AND PURPOSES OF AN EFFECTIVE SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAM, AND PROVIDES A SUMMARY OF THE YEARBOOK'S CONTENTS. CHAPTER II EXAMINES ISSUES INVOLVING THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES IN 4 ARTICLES DEALING WITH (1) SOCIAL DEMANDS AND PROBLEMS, (2) CHILDREN'S SOCIAL PERCEPTION, (3) PRINCIPLES FROM STUDIES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT, AND (4) LEARNING, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND DECISION MAKING IN THE CLASSROOM. CHAPTER III CONTAINS 2 ARTICLES WHICH DEAL WITH CONTENT IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES--ONE PRESENTS A COLLECTION OF GENERALIZATIONS, THE OTHER AN OVERVIEW OF CONTENT, TRENDS, AND TOPICS. CHAPTER IV COVERS TRENDS IN THE ORGANIZATION OF SOCIAL STUDIES. CHAPTER V DISCUSSES CURRENT AFFAIRS, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION. CHAPTER VI SURVEYS THE SKILLS AND PROCESSES INVOLVED IN SOCIAL STUDIES IN 6 ARTICLES DEALING WITH (1) CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING, (2) COMMUNICATION SKILLS, (3) MAP READING, (4) GROUP WORK SKILLS, (5) DRAMATIC PLAY, AND (6) INDUSTRIAL ARTS. THE 3 ARTICLES OF CHAPTER VII COVER (1) INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES, (2) THE USE OF TELEVISION, AND (3) THE VALUE OF BIOGRAPHIC MATERIALS. CHAPTER VIII DEALS WITH INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING IN 4 ARTICLES ON (1) THE PHILOSOPHER-TEACHER, (2) DESIGNS FOR RESOURCE UNITS, (3) CLASS PLANNING, AND (4) THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW CONTENT. CHAPTER IX TREATS THE PROBLEM OF PLANNING FOR CHILDREN OF VARYING ABILITY, AND CHAPTER X CONCLUDES THE YEARBOOK WITH A DISCUSSION OF LEARNING EVALUATION TECHNIQUES. THE AUTHORS OF THE ARTICLES INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK ARE IDENTIFIED IN A CONTRIBUTORS' WHO'S WHO AT THE BACK OF THE BOOK. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $4.00 FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES, 1201 SIXTEENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. (DR)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
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