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ERIC Number: ED043550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Pages: 177
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Place and Environment: Grade One Geography Unit.
Imperatore, William
This unit package offers the primary social studies teacher structured materials in geography. The primary objective of this unit is to develop the concepts labeled place and environment. Material organization and teaching strategy involve a two-fold emphasis on concept acquisition and concept use. The materials require the student to make inferences, find similarities and differences, test hypotheses, and validate concepts. In effect, the conceptual structure of geography becomes a working basis for inquiry and the processing and categorizing of geographic data. The learning procedure closely related to the meaningful reception learning model of David P. Ausabel. The geographic concepts selected overlap with concepts in elementary social studies instruction. It is global in scope in that information appropriate to development of the unit concepts is drawn from various places and environments around the world. The local environment plays a key role as a backdrop for understanding other cultures and environments. It is to be taught sequentially, and employs the Pestalogzian method of posing leading questions. The package consists of a teacher manual, pupil text and materials, pupil workbook, and pre/post test. The unit is intended to supplement an existing social studies program, not to replace it. (SBE)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.