ERIC Number: ED211327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Integrating the Teaching of Science and Social Studies.
Switzer, Thomas; Voss, Burton
Examples of the interface of science and society are offered as several persuasive reasons for integrating science and social studies curriculum in elementary and secondary schools. These reasons include: (1) the search for new personal and societal values as a result of scientific and technological development in prolonging human life, in transportation, and in genetic engineering; (2) the crucial responsibility of citizen action in social policy decisions involving science and technology; and (3) teaching science and social studies within a framework which focuses on topic areas important in the present and future lives of our students, while at the same time providing them with skills and attitudes necessary for universal decision-making. Five curricula are reviewed which emphasize the integration of science and social studies topics including: (1) People and Technology; (2) Human Sciences Program; (3) NSTA Project on Energy Enriched Curriculum (PEEC); (4) Man Curriculum; and (5) Federation for Unified Science Education (FUSE). (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Technology
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science and Society; Technological Literacy
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