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ERIC Number: ED072564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 42
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Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven through Nine.
Miles, Robert S.
It is stated that the social science curriculum for gifted junior high school students can be enriched by drawing from psychology, sociology, and anthropology. An overview of instruction in the social sciences includes specification of subject matter emphases in grades 7-9, definition of major goals (process, personal, and situational goals) in social sciences, and consideration of the requirements for a successful program (small classes, exciting topics, reasonable grading, cultural exposure, communication with parents, variety). Conduct of research projects at each of the three grade levels is discussed, and five steps involved in carrying out a research project are outlined. Provided are some sample applications of research skills, in which the method used is to begin inductively and end deductively, and some sample stimulus questions or discussion starters concerning language drawn primarily from the fields of psychology and sociology. Finally the field-study method as a means of developing creativity is presented, and numerous provocative topics for interviews or classroom study are listed. The appended list of suggested books for students includes nonfiction, fiction, biography, and reference works. (KW)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.