ERIC Number: EJ469667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Social Studies: There Is a History, There Is a Body, but Is It Worth Saving?
Barth, James L.
Social Education, v57 n2 p56-57 Feb 1993
Asserts educators have argued about meaning and purpose of social studies since the field's inception in the early 1900s. Contends that reform efforts associated with the America 2000 program focus on teaching factual information from history and geography. Maintains that the proper content of social studies must be persistent and contemporary social issues expressed as concepts, topics, and themes. (CFR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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