ERIC Number: ED461593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Life on the Oregon Trail.
Middle Level Learning: Teaching and Learning Social Studies in the Middle Grades, n1 suppl Jan 1998
This supplement to "Social Education" and "Social Studies & the Young Learner" seeks to support creative and rigorous social studies teaching in middle schools. The articles show how students can revisit the Oregon Trail through the diaries of children, learn about the five themes of geography (location, place, human/environment interaction, movement, and region) from a historic building, understand a world culture better through its ceremonies, and ponder the problem of child labor past and present in children's literature. There are also tips for teachers interested in applying for small grants for social studies projects. Contents include: (1) "Using Children's Diaries to Teach the Oregon Trail" (Richard M. Wyman, Jr.); (2) "Living the Geography of Joseph and Temperance Bown" (Katherine A. Young); (3) "The ABC's of Small Grant Acquisition for Social Studies Teachers" (Bruce Sliger); (4) "Isomo Loruko: The Yoruba Naming Ceremony" (Patricia Kafi; Alan Singer); and (5) "Child Laborers in Children's Literature" (Linda Leonard Lamme). (DJ)
Descriptors: African Culture, Built Environment, Child Labor, Childrens Literature, Diaries, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Grantsmanship, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Human Geography, Middle Schools, Primary Sources, Social Studies, United States History
National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark Street, NW, Washington DC 20016 (available only to NCSS members). Tel: 202-966-7840; Web site: http://www.ncss.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho (Boise); Nigeria