ERIC Number: ED113219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Tips for Teaching About the Bicentennial in the Social Studies: Four Lessons. SSEC Publication No. 182.
Kownslar, Allan O.
Prepared for elementary and secondary social studies teachers, this volume presents four exemplary learning activities for teaching about the Bicentennial. Each activity explores a recurring theme in the United States' Development--dedication to a cause, humor, frontiers, and loyalty. Lesson 1 concerns George Washington and the problems he encountered during the Revolution. Lesson 2 contains representative examples of American humor. Lesson 3 deals with the idea of conquering frontiers as evidenced in the life of a noted 19th-century American astronomer. The last lesson deals with roles played by the Japanese Americans while serving the Allied cause during World War II, raising the question of conflicting loyalties. Each lesson plan presents the intended student audience, suggested time, materials, questions, concepts and objectives, teaching suggestions, references, and additional materials. The materials can be used as presented or as models for teachers developing their own similar activities for the Bicentennial. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Models, Questioning Techniques, Resource Materials, Revolutionary War (United States), Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
Publications, Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (SSEC No. 182, $2.95 prepaid or purchase order)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.