ERIC Number: ED272430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Multidimensional Approach to Teaching Social Studies.
The purpose of this study was to determine if a multidimensional treatment in the study of the content area of social studies would help the average and below average student. The 37 fifth-grade students in this study came from a middle-socioeconomic level of north central New Jersey. The 18 students in the experimental sample received special instruction in specific study skills. These skills included surveying, questioning, reading, reviewing, reciting (SQ3R), organizing and reading skills, skimming, note taking, and reading charts, maps and diagrams. The other group of 19 students formed the control sample. After a period of nine weeks, the experimental sample showed a significant increase in student achievement in the content area of social studies as shown on chapter tests given covering the work. Therefore, teachers should develop and use instructional strategies that stress organizational and reading skills in content area courses. (Twenty-two references and three appendices comparing the results of the experimental and control samples are included.) (Author/AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Advance seminar paper, Kean College.