ERIC Number: ED437304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Designing Effective Instruction for Secondary Social Studies. Second Edition.
Dynneson, Thomas L.; Gross, Richard E.
This text provides a solid theoretical base in social studies education at the secondary level. The text can be used as a basic methods textbook for teacher candidates or as a curriculum/instruction resource for practicing social studies teachers. The text focuses on instructional development; incorporates national standards through numerous examples; gives extensive treatment to instructional technology; recognizes the historical and ideological basis on which social studies instruction is founded; addresses the issues and problems associated with designing, developing, and executing instruction; describes the different approaches of the social studies in regard to the selection and organization of disciplinary content; and organizes the elements of subject-matter content into effective presentation patterns for students. Chapter titles include: (1) "Perceptions, Ideologies, and Approaches within the Social Studies"; (2) "Origins of the Social Studies"; (3) "Core Subject Fields of the Social Studies: History, Government, and Geography"; (4) "Important Subject Fields of the Social Studies: Economics, Sociology, Psychology, and Anthropology"; (5) "Meeting Needs and Providing Effective Instruction"; (6) "The Appropriate Use of Classroom Technology"; (7) "Motivating Student Learning"; (8) "The Identification and Formulation of Instructional Objectives"; (9) "Designing Courses, Units, and Lessons"; (10) "The Elements of Knowledge"; (11) "Skill Development"; (12) "Education for Values"; (13) "Instructional Strategies and Activities"; (14) "The Evaluation, Selection, and Development of Instructional Materials"; and (15) "The Formal and Informal Means of Assessing Learning Outcomes." (LB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Technology, Instruction, National Standards, Secondary Education, Social Studies
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