ERIC Number: ED134479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Successful Models and Materials for Elementary Social Studies.
Capron, Barbara J.; Mitsakos, Charles L.
Nineteen models for teaching major generalizations, concepts, and valuing processes in elementary social studies are described. Intended for use by elementary social studies teachers, the models can be used as self-contained units, introductions to a more extensive course of study, and supplementary materials to enrich existing programs. The models were selected from a large number of commercially available curriculum materials and from unpublished sources. The 12 models in Chapter I concentrate on concepts and generalizations of the "new" social studies. The topics focus on family life in Moscow, cultural differences, people in communities, acquiring energy, the Netsilik Eskimo, citizenship responsibility in America, the city, families in the working world, environment, the concept of community, European area studies, and rights versus responsibilities. The seven models in Chapter II aim at teaching valuing processes. The topics deal with personal values, moral development of young children, decision in a village family, role playing, and life in a Japanese family. For each model, a social science generalization or a valuing approach is presented, followed by a listing of processes and materials, description of the model, and evaluation instructions. Chapter III presents annotated resources used in creating the programs in Chapters I and II. Additional books, booklets, and multimedia materials are annotated. Publisher, price information, and references are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Values
Publications, Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (order SSEC no. 190, $5.95 paperback)
Publication Type: Books
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.