ERIC Number: ED423171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Discovery Motivates and Enables Students To Write about Themes in Social Studies.
Byer, John L.
Students' interest and involvement in social studies may be increased by motivating them to write about important topics which relate to their own life experiences. This article presents a general approach to writing instruction which may heighten students' curiosity to discover important topics in social studies as a relevant outgrowth of their life experiences. Teaching suggestions for assisting students' use of information collected during discovery to write reports are included. Sources include books and articles from professional journals. According to books, recent professional journal articles and empirical tests cited in this article, offering students supportive assistance to flexibility write about topics which stem from their own interests motivates them toward increased engagement and achievement in social studies. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Hattiesburg, MS, October 1996).