ERIC Number: ED068404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Defining and Implementing a Content-Process Approach to Teaching Social Studies.
Madison Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Curriculum Development.
The content-process approach described in this k-12 teaching guide focuses upon knowledge as a basis for understanding and explaining that which is being investigated and, when practical, for predicting what may happen in the future as a result. A curriculum based upon this sequential interdisciplinary content process approach helps students to organize categories of knowledge, to see that there are many ways of looking at a concept, and to glean from all disciplines new and varied understandings. Six sections introduce the topic; define the content-process approach; present conceptual frameworks for the organization and integration of social studies knowledge in economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology; illustrate how social studies concepts can be meaningfully related to generalizations which evolve from specific content materials at various grade levels; emphasize the importance of inquiry techniques in helping students to realize the desired cognitive and affective objectives; and lastly, provide a model for selecting and evaluating social studies learning experiences. (Author/SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Madison Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Curriculum Development.