ERIC Number: ED117022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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The National Observer in the Social Science Class. A Teacher's Guide.
Rodgers, Joseph W.
Ten lesson plans present ways of using the periodical, "The National Observer," in social science classrooms. By providing stimulating reading, raising questions, and provoking discussion, the periodical articles are designed to expand the student's perspective on social issues. Revolving around five disciplines--political science, economics, history, sociology, and psychology--the activities are interdisciplinary in nature and focus on building student skills. Each lesson includes a copy of a "National Observer" article, an introduction, learning objectives, vocabulary, and related student activities. For example, one article shows how savings bonds do not keep up with inflation and suggests questions and activities, such as developing an investment portfolio, to better understand savings and investments. (JR)
Descriptors: Economics, History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Newspapers, Periodicals, Political Science, Psychology, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Guides - General
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