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ERIC Number: ED024679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 4
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A Novel Approach to Social Studies.
Butman, Alexander M.
The Teachers Guide to Media & Methods, v3 n5 p30-1,48 Jan 1967
Teachers can help students to understand, retain, and relate to what is taught in a Social Studies class by selecting television shows, novels, films, and plays which broaden the students' environment beyond their personal experience. Several events in American History can be made more stimulating by the use of novels to present vivid pictures of happenings. For example, "Last of the Mohicans" and "Northwest Passage" can help students to experience scenes of exploration and early settlement; and "Gone With the Wind" and "The Red Badge of Courage" present accounts of the Civil War. (A selected list of novels for use in Social Studies classes, and criteria for the selection and use of fiction are provided.) (SW)
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