ERIC Number: ED179479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Integration of Content and Problem Solving Skills.
Niskayuna Central School District 1, Schenectady, NY.
This brief guide is designed to help teachers learn how to integrate content and problem solving skills in the social studies curriculum. Problem-solving skills include analyzing an in-depth question/problem, selecting a format for recording information, gathering and recording information, and writing a summary. Materials in the guide include: a chart showing the basic problem-solving skills process and associated sub-skills; an overview of one unit showing questions/problems; a sample student guide sheet showing integration of content and skills; and a sample teacher guide sheet showing answers expected from students. Eleven question/problems used to organize a unit on the American Revolution are presented. A student guide for one question, What actions did England take to solve her economic and political problems between 1763-1765, provides detailed directions for problem solving. Students analyze the question through labeling nouns, verbs, and limiters, defining unfamiliar words, and restating the question. An organized form is devised by writing implied and sub-questions of the larger question. A list of resources for gathering information and an outline for writing the factual summary is provided. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Niskayuna Central School District 1, Schenectady, NY.
Note: Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to fading ink throughout original