ERIC Number: ED277604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Correlating Computer Database Programs with Social Studies Instruction.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This unit emphasizes the integration of software in a focus on the classroom instruction process. Student activities are based on plans and ideas for instructional units presented by a teacher who describes and demonstrates the activities. Integration has occurred when computer applications are included in an instructional activity. This guide should provide models for actual use, along with advice on planning, preparation, and teaching. Part 1, "Unit Description," provides an outline of the unit including objectives, lesson descriptions, time schedules, and materials for teacher preparation. Part 2, "Teacher Resources," includes sections entitled "How are the Social Studies Database products used in the classroom?" and "What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Databases?"; an outline of pre-activities which introduce databases to students; and a list of activities for developing the concept of databases and information searching. Part 3, "Student Activities," includes lesson plans entitled: "Retrieving Information"; "Recognizing Patterns and Analyzing Relationships"; and "Interpreting Data and Making Predictions." An Apple II+ or IIe personal computer is required, as are one "MECC Dataquest: The Fifty States" diskette per computer and 50 "State Information" cards which can be made by using the MECC Dataquest program. (APG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.