ERIC Number: ED168932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
The New Social History in the High School Classroom.
Diem, Richard A.
Interesting and stimulating instruction in high school social studies may be achieved by using the community and its institutions as a laboratory for learning and by creating an on-going community resource inservice program. Effective ways to incorporate community resources in the curriculum include creating special sections on developing writing skills in high school students by using community topics as subject matter, developing field-based experience packages for teachers and students, and developing curriculum materials and visual aids for classroom use. Possible activities include collecting oral histories, community mapping, charting urban growth, measuring community social mobility, using community archives, and researching local history. Such activities would enable students to meet the objectives formulated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for social studies as they (1) evidence interest in their communities; (2) obtain information from other people, libraries, maps, and pictures; and (3) understand some of the services and institutions in their communities. (KC) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Assessment Instruments (Objectives).
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Role, Community Study, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Inservice Education, Local History, Local Issues, Relevance (Education), School Community Programs, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Needs, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Historical Association (Ft. Worth, Texas, March 30, 1979) ; Best copy available