ERIC Number: ED202757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Teacher's Guide: Social Studies, 4.
Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.
This teacher's guide, part of a K-12 sequential series, provides objectives and activities for students in grade 4. Five major sections focus on learning, inquiry, and discussion skills, concepts, and values and moral reasoning. Learning skills stress listening, speaking, viewing, reading, writing, map, and statistical abilities. Students role play desert survival, read about different forms of cultural organization, write a short paragraph about Nigerian history, interpret weather maps and maps from outer space, and construct a time line of the presidency. Inquiry skills include noting similarities and differences, classifying, drawing inferences, generalizing, hypothesizing, and distinguishing between fact and opinion. Students compare an Indian and Ibo village, rank occupations, draw inferences from filmstrips and readings, hypothesize about what people might do to move upward in a city, and determine fact and opinion in a reading about Boston. Concepts focus on conflict, interdependence, and communication. Students discuss a Yanomamo culture; role play interactions among environmentalists, the poor, strip-mine operators, and a lumber company; and discuss how a candy bar illustrates the working of global systems. Activities for discussion skills include interviewing classmates, playing group games, and constructing a paper tower in groups. The section on values and moral reasoning provides strategies for discussing moral dilemmas and for decision making, a values grid, and directions for an "All About Me" book. The source for many activities is the Holt Data Bank program. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.
Note: Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to colored paper of original document. For a listing of related documents, see SO 013 363-373.