ERIC Number: ED245985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Social Studies Basic Skills Connection: Practical Strategies for Teaching Basic Skills in Conjunction with Social Studies Content.
Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.
Arranged in two parts, this guide introduces elementary and secondary social studies teachers to a variety of methods for integrating social studies content and basic skills instruction. Chapter I defines basic skills as the skills an individual needs to become a self-directed learner, communicate clearly, and make reasoned decisions, and presents a social studies context for teaching these skills. A table lists College Board basic academic competencies, each tagged to recommended teaching strategies. Student and teacher goals for citizenship education are also provided. Chapter II contains 31 strategies to promote basic academic skills. Strategies covered include textbook orientation, directed reading, SQ3R reading method, cloze procedure, analogies, anticipation and prediction, decision-making, attentive listening, the "sponge activity," content area writing, sequencing, and time lines. A list of strategies is cross-referenced by purpose and function. A one-page list of resources concludes the publication. For each strategy, grade levels, purpose, variations, discussion and source information are provided. (LP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Missouri Testing and Evaluation Service, 408 Hitt St., Columbia, MO 65211 ($3.00 each, $2.75 for 11 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.