ERIC Number: ED097236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Teaching American History: The Quest for Relevancy. NCSS 44th Yearbook 1974.
Kownslar, Allan O., Ed.
This 44th yearbook of the National Council for the Social Studies offers the elementary and secondary classroom teacher practical ideas on how to teach United States history. Intended to help teachers apply theory and objectives in the classroom, the book consists of specific class-tested lessons which focus on how a study of the American past might be made more relevant in meeting the needs of students today. The yearbook is arranged in three major sections. Part 1 is a rationale for why the teaching of United States history should remain a vital part of the quest for relevancy within the school curriculum. Part 2 concentrates on how students can begin to better understand the nature of the discipline of history and how the teaching of history can assist students in further developing a mode of inquiry, concepts, a sense of empathy, and ways for dealing with suspected myths and stereotypes. Eight sample lessons are included. Part 3 focuses on how historical topics can be expressly utilized to assist students in coping with issues which may arise in the future. Three sample lessons are included in this section. Major objectives, teaching suggestions, and student and teacher resource materials are provided for each lesson plan. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Inquiry, Lesson Plans, Minority Groups, Objectives, Relevance (Education), Resource Materials, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, United States History, Urban Studies
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($8.25-clothbound; $6.95-paperbound)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.