ERIC Number: ED128243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
The Home Community: Do It This Way, 4.
Gross, Herbert H.
Included in this booklet are content information, teaching techniques, and ways to study about the home community for geography teachers. The author suggests that the home community should be the base of operations in geographic learning at all geographic levels. The home community, the place where people have common interests, is discussed as a geographic region. The following five major elements of a community are briefly described: physical, spatial, human, cultural, and social. The elements can be studied through surveys, field trips, study of documentary materials, resource persons, map recording, preparation of pictorial and graphic materials, and participation in service projects. Suggestions for employing the techniques are provided. The use of a scientific method is proposed for studying the home community. Steps involved in the scientific method include exploring, selecting, measuring, classifying, recording, synthesizing, interpreting, and applying. The success of home community study depends on the acquaintance of teachers with the content and methodology of geography and on their concern for social improvement. (ND)
Descriptors: Community, Community Characteristics, Community Study, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family Life, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Scientific Methodology, Social Development, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 034 434 and SO 009 309-314