ERIC Number: ED425109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
How To Teach Social Studies with Toys: A Literature Review on Play.
Galvez-Martin, Maria Elena
This paper focuses on the use of toys to teach Social Studies to elementary school students. The first section offers a literature review on play and the significance of play in a child's development. The remainder of the paper offers activities related to play in the areas of history, geography and economics. The object of the activities is to involve the child in the active learning of the curriculum. A miscellaneous section provides an additional activity on communities and Tamagotchi, a game examining basic needs, dependence, wants, responsibilities and consequences. (EH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies (77th, Cincinnati, OH, November 20-23, 1997).