ERIC Number: ED054982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
The Social Studies Program. Grades 6-8.
Springfield Public Schools, NJ.
This guide was designed to assist sixth through eighth grade teachers and pupils in furthering their understanding of man in interaction with his environment. It assists the teacher in the effort to understand, organize, and implement the conceptual, interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of the social sciences: anthropology, economics, geography, history, and political science. The basic concepts or generalizations have been identified and listed in each of the disciplines. Variants or continuous threads of ideas bind the concepts together through selected content within these units: 1) the Development of Man's Cultural Heritage in grade 6; 2) the Development of American Culture in grade 7; and, 3) Contemporary American Culture in grade 8. Suggested analytical questions and learning activities serve as a flexible framework to facilitate the development of inquiry skills: observing, structuring hypotheses, examining, problem solving, comparing, reflecting, experiencing, deriving facts, and restructuring hypotheses until understandings are developed. In implementing this guide, the teacher should use a multimedia approach; audiovisual materials and readings are listed in each unit. Guidelines for student research and reporting are appended. The guide and units for kindergarten through fifth grades are available separately. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: American Culture, Concept Teaching, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Springfield Public Schools, NJ.