ERIC Number: ED280772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of the NCSS Guidelines for Teaching Science-Related Social Issues: Exemplar Lessons.
Otto, Robert A., Ed.
This document contains the Guidelines for Teaching Science-Related Social Issues adopted in 1982 by the National Council for the Social Studies and 10 examplar lessons each keyed to particular guidelines and drawing upon contemporary issues. The premise upon which the guidelines are based is that science is a social issue and that the examination of scientific issues offers an excellent opportunity for helping students develop a synthesized perspective on science-related ideas in conjunction with social, political, economic, ethical, and philosophical concepts. The lessons are: (1) "Food Chain"; (2) "The Energy Puzzle"; (3) "The Years Between The Wars"; (4) "Nuclear Power: An Exploration of the Concepts, Issues, and Controversies"; (5) "Focus on Today's Arms Race"; (6) "Computer Technology and Privacy"; (7) "Nuclear Power Issues"; (8) "Low-Level Radioactive Waste: Social, Scientific, and Economic Issues"; (9) "Science, Technology, and Health"; and (10) "Science/Society Issues in Current Events: News and Nukes." Suggestions for student activities, evaluation procedures, and sources of reference are contained in each lesson. Included is an annotated bibliography. (KWL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.