ERIC Number: ED202759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Teacher's Guide: Social Studies, 6.
Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.
This teacher's guide, part of a sequential K-12 series, provides objectives and activities for social studies students in grade 6. 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 gather data from filmstrips and recordings, conduct interviews with adults on how the work world has changed, classify photographs, write a paragraph on ancient Egyptians, and determine life styles resulting from various distances from the equator. Inquiry skills involve noting similarities and differences, classifying, drawing inferences, generalizing, hypothesizing, and distinguishing between fact and opinion. Students compare industrialization in England and Japan, make inferences about people from a description of their room, hypothesize about reasons for poverty in America, and determine fact or opinion in given statements. Concepts stress conflict, interdependence, and communication. Activities include role playing a legislature creating new factory legislation. Directions, a set of role cards, and a scenario for students to read for a spaceship simulation are also provided. For developing discussion skills, students form a bulletin board and party committees and play several group games. The section on values and moral reasoning discusses value analysis, values clarification, and moral development. Strategies for discussing moral dilemmas and directions for an "All About Me" book 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; some pages may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche due to smearing, broken ink type, and bleeding through of ink on original document. For a listing of related documents, see SO 013 363-373.