ERIC Number: ED150069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Winning Ideas in the Social Studies: 25 Creative Lessons that Really Work.
Jantzen, Steven L.
The purpose of the book is to provide social studies teachers with a variety of interesting and workable ideas for presenting hard-to-teach concepts in new ways. Included in this volume are the best ideas for simulations, values exercises, and other social studies lessons from "Senior Scholastic," a magazine written especially for secondary social studies classrooms. Seven subject areas focus on United States history, American government, economics, world cultures and geography, international relations, social psychology, and sociology. The lessons in the book are suggestive and not prescriptive; the activities are designed to help students relate to the subject being studied. Three or four lesson ideas are given for each subject area; however, most of the lessons have applications in more than one curriculum area. A chart at the beginning of the book indicates the multiple uses of each idea. Lesson concepts include the American spirit, propaganda, laissez-faire, constitutional power, labor boredom, conflict resolution, and lifestyles. The ideas presented here have been used and tested in both junior and senior high schools. Most of the games are appropriate for use in history clubs and similar extracurricular organizations. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: American History, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Enrichment, Economics Education, Educational Games, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Relations, International Studies, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), World Geography
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10027 ($4.25 paperbound)
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