ERIC Number: ED202758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Teacher's Guide: Social Studies, 5.
Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.
Part of a sequential K-12 program, this teacher's guide provides objectives and activities for students in grade 5. Five major sections correspond to learning, inquiry, and discussion skills, concepts, and values and moral reasoning. Learning skills include listening, speaking, viewing, reading, writing, map, and statistical abilities. Students gather data from listening to recordings, list information derived from a photograph, write a paragraph on the portrayal of the West in songs, and create a plan for a western town. Inquiry skills stress noting similarities and differences, classifying, drawing inferences, generalizing, hypothesizing, and distinguishing between fact and opinion. Students discuss why different ethnic groups came to the New World, draw inferences from reading a short paragraph, hypothesize about problems faced by people in western settlements, and distinguish between fact and opinion in an essay about Boston. Concepts focus on conflict, interdependence, and communication. Students examine conflicts between early settlers and Indians, role play interactions among early settlers, and read an essay on one city's link with the world. Discussion skills are developed by interviewing classmates and playing group games. The section on values and moral reasoning compares moral development with values analysis and values clarification, and provides strategies for discussing moral dilemmas, a list of decision making steps, and sample moral dilemmas. A values grid, instructions for an "All About Me" book, and a magic box game are included. 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.