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ERIC Number: ED356980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-25
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
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Resource Units, Teaching Units, and Lesson Plans.
Ediger, Marlow
Three valuable approaches to utilize in improving the social studies curriculum may be to develop resource units, teaching units, and lesson plans. Resource units contain a collection of more objectives, learning activities, evaluation techniques, and bibliographical entries than can possibly be used by a given teacher for a particular classroom of pupils. Developing good teaching units should help to improve the social studies curriculum. A teaching unit generally pertains to planning for instructing a specific class of pupils for an entire unit. Guidelines for developing the appropriate section of a teaching unit may include: (1) specific objectives; (2) pretesting of pupils; (3) possible revision of objectives; (4) learning activities to realize objectives; and (5) evaluation to determine if objectives have been realized. A carefully developed lesson plan for each day in teaching social studies can do much to improve the curriculum. Such a plan should encompass specific objectives, learning activities, and evaluation techniques. It is important to teach units in depth rather than use the survey approach. Teachers, supervisors, and administrators should select eight or nine units to be taught in a given school year in the intermediate grade levels. Problems for consideration and discussion are included. (Contains 13 references.) (LBG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
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