ERIC Number: ED073984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Skill Development--Maps and Globes. Social Studies for the Elementary School. Proficiency Module #8.
Hawkins, M. L.
This teacher proficiency module is composed of a sequence of activities designed to develop competencies in writing lesson plans for teaching social studies skills in primary and intermediate grades. Four skills that are a major responsibility of social studies teachers are noted: 1) reading social studies materials; 2) applying problem solving and critical-thinking skills to social studies; 3) interpreting maps and globes; and 4) understanding time and chronology. Guidelines drawn from research on how skills are learned are set forth and basic tasks for the teacher of skills are summarized. A case study of the development of map and globe skills in elementary grades is used as a model for the study of social studies skill development. Elements of seven basic map skills are outlined. The participant in this study module constructs objectives and describes teaching tasks in exercises to clarify understanding of the processes involved in teaching social studies skills. A selected bibliography for methods of teaching elements of basic map skills is included. Related modules are SO 005 443, and SO 005 445 through SO 005 450. (SHM)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Citations (References), Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Guidelines, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Department of Elementary Education, 425 Aderhold, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($6.60 set of 8; $.80 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Social Science Education.