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ERIC Number: ED160517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Basic Approach to Social Studies: An Overview for Teachers and Parents.
Ivey, Oliver T.; Hickson, Mark, III
A program based upon the study of human history and culture has been developed for seventh grade students by social studies teachers in Montgomery, Alabama public schools. The major objective of the program is to help students understand how basic relationships between time, space, and the cosmos have operated throughout the history of civilization. Students are directed to analyze schematic illustrations of cultural factors. The first schema represents a prehistoric period in which humans lacked concepts of the past or future. Other schemas represent basic categories of culture--intellectual, social, economic, aesthetic, political, and religious--and interactions among various categories. Students are involved in identifying component parts of each cultural category and considering ways in which the categories are interdependent. Examples of interdependence are changes in economic climate in relation to availability of natural resources; effects of political factors (particularly government influence) on schools and universities; and influences of intellectual attitudes on social and aesthetic trends. Participation in the cultural history program should enable students to recognize cultural patterns, detect continuity throughout human history, and apply the category system of learning to other school subjects and activities. (DB)
Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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