ERIC Number: ED040893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Model for the Development of Inquiry-Oriented Social Studies Materials Using Community Resources as Learning Laboratories. Curriculum Model #2. Field-Laboratory: Old Sturbridge Village.
Sebolt, Alberta P.; And Others
The major reason for using the outdoor history museum as a field laboratory is to provide for small in depth studies of "real life" problems relevant for today's students. An authentic New England village of 1790-1840 provides the background for the sequential development of various concepts in the social studies learning unit. Concepts are identified for development within four themes; however, only one is covered in this paper: How does man provide for his basic needs of food, clothing and shelter through the use of natural, human and capital resources? Course content, behavioral objectives, teacher background material, and inquiry teaching strategies related to cognitive objectives are briefly described. The inquiry-oriented curriculum materials are applicable for grade 2, but they can be used within a specific range. These are piloted in grades 1, 2 and 3. SO 000 068 and SO 000 069 describe Curriculum Model #1 and the general R-L-L Curriculum Model developed by this ESEA Title III Project. (SBE)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Community Resources, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Experimental Curriculum, Field Instruction, Inquiry, Material Development, Models, Museums, Problem Solving, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Socialization, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Resource Learning Lab., Sturbridge, MA.