ERIC Number: ED179460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Learning Guide for Social Studies Skill Development 7-12.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Instructional Services.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Social Studies Curriculum Study Committee.
Eight social studies skills and strategies for their implementation at the secondary level are outlined. Each skill is presented in a separate chapter which defines the skill, offers a rationale for its inclusion, and provides sample activities. Chapter I focuses on listening and speaking skills. Activities emphasize using a recording to develop skill in listening for main ideas and using oral reports to develop speaking skills. Chapter II, Reading Skills, outlines study techniques based on surveying, questioning, reading, reciting, and reviewing. Activities in Chapter III, Writing Skills, include describing candidates for public office, writing precis and summaries, and developing theses. Chapter IV, Observation Skills, involves interpreting editorial cartoons, charts, and graphs. Chapter V discusses space and time orientation. Students identify states from cards containing fragments of maps and draw a map of the world from the perspective of different countries. Chapter VI focuses on quantitative skills. Students generate and display data on television viewing habits and number of jobs available through newspaper advertisements. Chapter VII presents activities for problem solving. Students develop hypotheses from newspaper stories, complete a research assignment, and examine case studies. Chapter VIII features democratic participation skills. Activities include rating political candidates and writing a position paper. Sample case studies, methods for stimulating reflection, and methods for building a skill network are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Citizen Participation, Communication Skills, Content Area Reading, Critical Thinking, Interpretive Reading, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Problem Solving, Process Education, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Skills, Social Studies, Statistical Analysis
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Instructional Services.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Social Studies Curriculum Study Committee.