ERIC Number: ED256697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Teacher's "Idea" Notebook. Social Education, 1984, Supplements No. 34-36.
Campanella, Alfred J., Ed.
Social Education, v48 n1,3,4,7 Jan, Feb, Apr, Nov 1984
A compilation of nine social studies activities suitable for immediate application in the classroom includes teaching ideas for middle school, secondary school, and college teachers. Activities include the use of (1) geographic skills to understand the use of solar radiation and available wind power, (2) questions to help students understand historical documents, (3) inquiry to teach students to evaluate historical information, (4) a variety of activities to give students an understanding of totalitarian concepts and national human rights violations, (5) activities to stimulate and promote active learning, (6) the art of letter writing to teach political, social, and cultural history, (7) different approaches to teaching student critical thinking skills, (8) case studies to analyze diplomatic privileges and immunities, and (9) "future thinking" activities for motivation and for teaching problem solving. Lesson titles include "The Geography of Solar Energy" (David E. LaHart and Rodney F. Allen); "A Student Guide to Reading Historical Documents" (Mary Elizabeth Perry and Ellen Strenski); "Sleuths in the Classroom" (Stephen M. Pusey); "A Unit of '1984' and International Human Rights" (Sam Totten); "Using Maps That Move" (Thomas N. Turner); "Letter Exchanges: Living through the Past in a Fictional Correspondence" (Joan Brodsky Schur); "Teaching Critical Thinking Skills" (Brad Rudin); "Studying Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities in the Classroom" (Ann Veldhuis Olson); and "Time for the Future" (Marie S. Davis). (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Note: Compiled by the ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education.