ERIC Number: ED083057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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How to Teach Library Research Skills in Secondary School Social Studies. How to Do It Series, Number 23.
Keith, Pauline A.; Karish, Paul J.
Following a brief rationale for teaching research skills in secondary school social studies, this bulletin is organized into two major parts. Rather than on writing the paper as an end in itself, emphasis is on the basic purpose of research procedures. Part one contains directions for students to follow in developing research projects. Ten steps focus on selection of a topic, background reading, secondary works, primary source material, note making, outlining, writing, quotations, and footnote logic and procedure. Although the examples relate to historical papers or reports, the same general approach may be applied in other secondary school social studies classes. Part two contains suggestions on how to establish and operate a sequential social studies library research program. Step by step approaches to teaching the research assignment over a period of fifteen days are given, in contrast to the presentation of a total research assignment which places most students in a quandary. A short final section consisting of selected references for teachers concludes the pamphlet. Related documents are SO 005 979 through SO 006 000. (SJM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, History, Library Skills, Research Methodology, Research Skills, Secondary Education, Sequential Learning, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.25; Quantity Discounts)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.