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ERIC Number: ED103155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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[Social Studies in the Out of Doors].
Huchro, John; Fisch, Tom
Designed for instruction of emotionally handicapped children and youth, these six articles present concepts and activities relative to social studies and outdoor education. Defining social studies as the study of man and his relationship with his environment, the first article emphasizes a site analysis approach. Activity suggestions utilize a camp, a cemetery, a city hall, a dairy or deserted farm, a highway, a paper mill or any industry, etc. The second article lists "experiences" which the outdoor setting may offer (e.g., developing initiative in making choices) and lists 33 activity suggestions (e.g., the study of top soil and man's influence). Considering the needs of emotionally handicapped students, the third article presents 10 activities which can be accomplished within walking distance of most neighborhood schools (e.g., visiting a bank and discussing mediums of exchange). In an attempt to make history achieve "heightened vitality," the fourth article presents two detailed lesson plans (developed around an old cemetery) which deal with the concept of time. Focusing on the "social" aspects of man and his need for interaction, the fifth article argues for realistic studies utilizing interdisciplinary approaches. The sixth article emphasizes the value of "doing" in a detailed study of colonial life. Activity suggestions include making furniture, quilts, and early foods. (JC)
Not available separately, see RC 008 374
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For related documents, see RC 008 374-382