ERIC Number: ED255413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Social Studies Curriculum, Activities, and Materials.
Barth, James L.
Tested in secondary schools and college classrooms, these social studies activities illustrate an integrated social studies curriculum as advocated by "The Social Studies Curriculum Guidelines" of the National Council for the Social Studies. There are four major chapters dealing with (1) civics and U.S. government, (2) global and international issues, world history, and geography, (3) U.S. history, and (4) senior problems, values and issues, futures, and careers. Information provided for each of these four major areas of the curriculum includes topics taught and national trends; description of a typical course; and learning activities categorized by gaining knowledge, processing, valuing, and participating. Also provided for each chapter is an interest form asking teachers to identify two activities and briefly describe why they are of interest. Activities are varied and include classroom discussions; student research; analyses of political cartoons, newspapers and magazine articles, and political speeches; mock political conventions; oral reports; writing assignments; and simulations. (RM)
Descriptors: Career Education, Course Content, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Geography Instruction, Global Approach, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Models, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), United States History, Values Education, World History
University Press of America, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706 ($15.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A