ERIC Number: ED048058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Grade 3: Teaching Systems I.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.
This publication has been prepared by the Curriculum Development Center (The University of the State of New York) in response to many requests from teachers for help in implementing the new social studies. Suggestions are given for the teaching materials which are available for use in such teaching. The nature of the relationship between man and his physical environment will be explored. The delicate balance between man's effect on his land and the land's effect on human culture reveals itself as the children explore life in several geographic communities. Locating and organizing information, interpreting pictures, charts, and maps; observing, applying problem-solving techniques and critical thinking to his own life; and working with others, are the skills in which the third grader will need instruction and the means by which he will discover man's interaction with the land. The units are on Taiga Communities, Geography, and Desert Communities. Each unit includes a problem statement, understandings to be developed, information needed, learning activities, evaluation, and teaching materials (multimedia). (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Cultural Context, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Geography Instruction, Grade 3, Induction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Physical Environment, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
New York State ERIC Service, State Education Department, Room 468 EBA, Albany, New York 12224 (Microfiche Only, Free)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.