ERIC Number: ED201591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Essential Social Studies Skills for Senior High Students.
Stockhaus, Stuart, Ed.
A project is described which identifies essential social studies skills and presents information to high school classroom teachers on how to inculcate skills in students. Four major categories of skills are discussed--locating information, evaluating information, using time and place concepts, and analyzing social problems. Specific project goals were to define essential social studies skills for senior high students, create a test item bank which could be used to create skills tests for diagnosis and post-instructional analysis, and to create skill lesson models which could be used for student remediation and/or enrichment. The document is presented in five major chapters. In chapter one, the project rationale and goals are presented. In chapter two, information is offered on the essential skills. Chapter three focuses on the essential learner outcomes in social studies process objectives which were developed by the Minnesota Department of Education. Chapter four presents a test item bank which includes test questions relating to each of the essential skill categories. Chapter five, the bulk of the document, presents 125 lessons relating to the skill areas. For each lesson, information is presented on objectives, background information, directions, and special instructions on activities such as using the dictionary, using the telephone book, reading and interpreting charts, and finding percentages. Students are involved in a variety of activities, including determining bias in selections from social studies textbooks, discussing issues in class, using primary sources, using chronology and time lines, drawing inferences from maps, identifying value statements, and identifying consequences of actions. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Process Education, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Testing
SSEC Publications, 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 ($15.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Minnesota Council on Quality Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.