ERIC Number: ED351278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in K-12 Social Studies. ERIC Digest.
Risinger, C. Frederick
Drawing on contemporary research literature, recently developed curriculum guides, and blue-ribbon reports, this digest reviews 10 contemporary trends in K-12 social studies in the United States. Trends are as follows: (1) History, history, and more history; (2) More geography, too; (3) Using literature to teach social studies; (4) Focus on the multicultural nature of American society; (5) Renewed attention to western civilization; (6) Renewed attention to ethics and values; (7) Increased attention to the role of religion; (8) Attention to contemporary and controversial issues; (9) Covering issues in depth; and (10) Writing, writing, and more writing. (DB)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Literature, Multicultural Education, Religion Studies, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Western Civilization, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.