ERIC Number: ED202760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Teacher's Guide: Social Studies, 7.
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 7. 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 plan debates, role play an immigrant worker and a successful businessman, outline passages in their textbooks, write a three-page research paper, draw a map of their city, and construct population graphs. Inquiry skills involve noting similarities and differences, classifying, drawing inferences, generalizing, hypothesizing, distinguishing between fact and opinion, identifying needed evidence, recognizing biased statements, asking useful questions, distinguishing between primary and secondary sources, and evaluating sources of information. This section contains several reproducible readings and questions which stress these skills. Concepts covered are conflict, interdependence, communication, multiple causation, environment, and political revolution. Students read about a conflict between two brothers during the American Revolution, role play about land use in the West, examine interdependent parts of a flashlight, develop a concept of environment, and examine the basic components of a revolution. Students practice discussion skills in groups and study non-verbal behavior. The section on values and moral reasoning discusses value analysis, values clarification, and moral dilemmas. Strategies for discussing moral dilemmas, decision-making steps and five dilemmas are provided. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.
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