ERIC Number: ED223518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Basic Social Studies Skills.
Twenty successfully field tested learning activities are designed to help junior high school students develop skills in reading social studies materials, critical thinking, geography, and history. Each self-contained activity includes background information, examples, and student exercises. Activities for improving content readings focus on key words, sexist words, social studies terms, important facts, and who, what, where, when, how, and why questions. To develop critical thinking skills, students complete exercises using flow charts, objective questions to ask for specific information, ratings, and sources of information concerning the achievements of significant persons. Activities to develop skills in interpreting maps and globes focus on map directions and keys, places in the news, places which share physical features in common, and places where important events occurred. Students develop skill in understanding time and chronology by learning to discriminate myths from facts, to recognize the importance of dates, to distinguish primary and secondary sources, to read time lines, and to analyze current events. A checklist of social studies skills and a skills test are included. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Malcolm Price Lab. School.