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ERIC Number: ED100754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Piece of the Action: Student Involvement in the Classroom.
Dunlap, Robert L., Ed.
The Councilor, v33 n1 Apr 1973
This journal issue explores alternative ways to increase student involvement in the social studies classroom. Subject content remains a major stumbling block because of the knowledge explosion and the realization that half the students in school today will earn a living in an occupation not yet invented. The relationship between content and process is examined in the article "Apprenticeship for Living." The existing literature is reviewed in "Student Involvement In the Teaching and Learning of Social Studies." The remaining articles present possible alternatives for involving students. Role playing, dramatic interpretation and case studies are presented in "Historical Interpretations and Impersonations,""American History: Reviewed, Revamped, and Revitalized," and "Doing It With Cases." Environmental and consumer education are discussed in "You Are Your Own Environment," and "Socio-Economic Aspects of Budgeting in the Family." Field participation in archeology and preparing students for the responsibilities of citizenship are discussed in "Looking Forward to the Past" and "Project 18: A Case Study in Social Studies Curriculum Development." Independent study and student teacher preparation are examined in "Student Oriented Learning: An Attempt to Use Independent Study Within the Constraints of a Discipline," and "Student Teaching in an Innovative School." (DE)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Class Activities, Consumer Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, History Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Teaching, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Council for the Social Studies.