ERIC Number: ED063205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies: Advanced Techniques in the Social Sciences.
LaRoe, Margaret E.
The quinmester course described in this guide is intended as an elective for grades 10-12. The student should have considerable background in the social studies and be considering a career in this field. The course emphasizes methods of the social scientist, including research techniques, statistics, historiography, social sampling surveys, case studies, critical analysis of issues, etc. The student does independent work applying the techniques. Some of the goals for the course are that students will: 1) define and identify the basic concepts of history, anthropology, political science, geography, economics, and sociology; 2) formulate generalizations about the purposes of social sciences; 3) list the general steps in social science research; and, 4) apply specific learnings to an individual or group research project dealing with a problem in one or more selected social science disciplines. A wide variety of learning activities and instructional materials characterize the course. The guide provides a close parallel between the behavioral objectives and learning activities. (Related documents are SO 002 708 through SO 002 718, SO 002 768 through SO 002 792, and SO 002 949 through SO 002 970. (Author/AWW)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Advanced Programs, Anthropology, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Elective Courses, Fundamental Concepts, Geography, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, History, Inquiry, Political Science, Research Methodology, Resource Materials, Scientific Methodology, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Quinmester Program
Note: Authorized Course of Instruction for the Quinmester Program