ERIC Number: ED058139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-28
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History as an Integrative Discipline. Elementary Economics Project.
Mattran, Gerald C.; Rader, William D.
This paper, written by the research historian with the Elementary Economics Project, focuses upon the experience of that project in its attempts to develop new curriculum materials for pupils and teachers. The major point of the project is to integrate history, economics, and geography within multimedia units or modules which can be used separately, and yet have a unifying theme. Recent field trials indicate that children are learning economic concepts as well as other social concepts from the new units. The paper closes with the following recommendations to the historical profession: 1) historians must work more directly with teachers in the creation of teaching materials, to the point of using or observing the use of materials in classrooms; 2) historians and teachers should work together to help eliminate an apparent bias against non-textual material evidenced by so many publishers; 3) All social studies materials, especially those based on history, should be reviewed and revised periodically. (Author/AWW)
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Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Industrial Relations Center.