ERIC Number: ED031305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Independent and Small Group Activities for Social Studies in the Primary Grades.
Ball, Barbara; And Others
A teachers' guide for social studies, this manual stresses geography curriculum and activities for the primary grades. It is suggested that a teacher work with one group while the other children work individually. Children first work independently for a team, and then progress to less structured small group activities. Positive reinforcement by the teacher is encouraged. The regions of Santa Monica, California, including residential and commercial areas, industrial areas, harbors, and historical sites are the objects of study. This manual, however, is not limited to any region; its units are applicable universally. Specific teaching instructions for each unit on a specific geographic area are given. Pupils, after observing pictures and aerial photographs, construct maps which they may later re-design. Maps are labeled using symbols to indicate districts, occupations, landforms, streets, and signs. Multi-text readings, stories, tapes, field trips, games, written and oral reports, and guest speakers are frequently utilized. Art, science, language arts, and geology activities, if they relate to the geography studied, are suggested in each unit. (DR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Monica Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Santa Monica)