ERIC Number: ED239981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Reinforcing Basic Skills Through Social Studies. Grades 4-7.
Lewis, Teresa Marie
Arranged into seven parts, this document provides a variety of games and activities, bulletin board ideas, overhead transparencies, student handouts, and learning station ideas to help reinforce basic social studies skills in the intermediate grades. In part 1, students learn about timelines, first constructing their own life timeline, then a timeline showing the history of their school, and lastly, a timeline of their future. In part 2, students use different graph types (picto graphs, pie graphs, bar graphs, and line graphs) to learn about different aspects of our global village. Part 3 focuses on interpretation of political cartoons. Part 4 presents instructions for a game based on U.S. presidents. A social studies supplement in part 5 gives factual information on immigration, women in United States history, Martin Luther King and the 1955 bus boycott, and America's reconstruction era. The final activities in parts 5 and 6 teach state abbreviations and capitals through a "know your state" bingo game. Directions and bingo card patterns are included. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.