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ERIC Number: ED404249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 39
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A Textbook Approach Versus an Integrated Approach in Social Studies.
Venditti, Maria
This study compared the effects of utilizing children's books, maps, and videos in a theme integrated unit in social studies with the effects of using a social studies textbook in an elementary class. One fifth grade class in New York state was used for this study. In the first treatment, the class received instruction in a unit on Canada using the school adopted textbook, according to the procedures and activities in its accompanying teachers manual. In the second treatment, the class was taught a unit on Mexico using an interdisciplinary approach and children's trade books, maps, and videos that addressed the topic. A pretest and posttest measured achievement and included a brief attitudinal survey. The hypothesis that there would be no significant difference between the samples was accepted. Contains 42 references and 4 appendices including pre- and posttest raw scores, the attitude survey, and teaching materials. (Author/JAG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Mexico