ERIC Number: ED252452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Community Study: Applications and Opportunities. Bulletin No. 73.
Schug, Mark C., Ed.; Beery, R., Ed.
Seven authors contributed to a bulletin about using community studies to teach about the interrelationship of the local community with larger economic and social systems. "Young People and Community" (R. Beery and Mark C. Schug) addresses the need for the social studies curriculum to consider the local community, an area which is rarely covered and one in which students are already intimately involved. "Using the Local Community to Teach About the Global Community" (Robert Woyach) suggests activities to help students understand the ties between the local community and the world. "Approaches for Teaching Community Economics" (Schug) recommends using students' experiences as workers and consumers to teach about the local economy and larger economic issues. "State History and Community Study" (Beery) emphasizes the use of case studies of specific local and state communities. "Using the Visual Arts to Interpret the Community" (Terry Zeller) suggests ways to use the visual arts to teach about work, play, and community values. "Citizenship Grounded in Community" (Beery and Robert J. Todd) recommends choosing materials for citizenship education based on its relevance and ability to stimulate thought. "Developing Values Through Community Service" (Diana Hedin) stresses the importance of community service for adolescent moral and social growth. (IS)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Study, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Local History, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Projects, Values Education
National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
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