ERIC Number: ED045531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A New Look at Reading in the Social Studies. Perspectives in Reading No. 12.
Preston, Ralph C., Ed.
Five papers given at the International Reading Association conference held in conjunction with a National Council for the Social Studies conference in 1968 are presented in this work. Although each paper is addressed to a different subtopic, there is the common theme of the role that reading can play in social studies instruction. The subtopics are: 1) the importance of reading and writing in social studies; 2) the improvement of vocabulary through the use of linguistic techniques as opposed to routine vocabulary drill; 3) the use of controversial issues to stimulate reading; 4) the use of historical primary documents through reading and analysis to teach and learn history; and, 5) the importance of induction and logical thinking in critical reading. Each paper contains a bibliography. (CWB)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Learning Motivation, Literary Criticism, Logical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Avenue, Newark, Delaware 19711 (IRA members $3.00; Nonmembers $3.50)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.