ERIC Number: ED186290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
History: Grades 7-12, Teaching Guidelines. Education Office Bulletin 7.
Nova Scotia Dept. of Education, Halifax.
Guidelines are presented to aid junior high and high school social studies classroom teachers in developing and implementing history programs. Designed primarily for teachers in Nova Scotia, the guidelines can also help teachers in other locations develop basic history programs for grades seven through 12. The document is presented in seven sections. Section I presents a rationale for studying history and explains how history can help reinforce inquiry skills, communication skills, and cultural socialization. Section II enumerates general skills developed in history courses including reading, cooperation, participation, and cultural identification. Section III identifies historiographic skills including prioritizing facts, interpreting data, making value judgments, problem solving, developing hypotheses, and using research techniques. Section IV explores teaching methods (including group discussion, community projects, role playing, field trips, interviews, and learning packages) and evaluation methods (including research essays, document analysis, class participation, and essay and objective tests). Section V examines approaches to content by focusing on topics such as nationalism, power, imperialism, civilization, and historiography. Section VI outlines topics and presents objectives for teaching Canadian history, British history, and the history of western civilization at various grade levels. The final section presents a bibliography of books, audiovisual aids, and multimedia materials. A guide to social studies skills concludes the document. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Scotia Dept. of Education, Halifax.
Identifiers - Location: Canada