ERIC Number: ED340623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Middle Level Social Studies: Teaching for Transition to Active and Responsible Citizenship.
Allen, Michael G.
This publication seeking to assist social studies educators at the middle grades level, this publication considers some of the salient issues in the field of social studies; ways to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the important developmental stage of early adolescence; and how to recognize the importance of developing and implementing sound social studies programs based on this knowledge. Chapter 1 discusses the developmental realities of early adolescence with an emphasis on implications for social studies instruction. Chapter 2 considers social studies specifically with a definition and analysis of the objectives of social studies and guidelines for enhancing instruction. Chapter 3 contains selected resources useful to social studies educators. Chapter 4 offers selected conclusions and recommendations regarding middle level social studies curriculum and instruction. The final section of the publication, contains "resources for additional reading" and provides a wide variety of suggested sources for those wishing to go beyond the scope of the publication. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Resources, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
New England League of Middle Schools, 15 Summer Street, Rowley, MA 01969 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New England League of Middle Schools, Rowley, MA.