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ERIC Number: EJ981618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0889-0293
The Clio Club: An Extracurricular Model for Elementary Social Studies Enrichment
Morris, Ronald Vaughan
International Journal of Social Education, v23 n2 p103-112 Fall-Win 2008
This article describes an extracurricular social studies enrichment program called the Clio Club. "Clio" is derived from the Greek muse of history, and the club offers a variety of activities to help students discover and interpret social studies beyond the traditional school hours. They meet after school and on weekends both at their public school and off site on field trips to learn additional content and skills that are not possible during the regular school day. The members of the club engage in learning that compliments their school studies by allowing them to go into greater depth and to engage topics the classroom would never cover in a regular curriculum. The essence of the Clio Club's activities focuses upon four types of experiences: study travel, reenactment, field experiences, and sharing information. Students learn content knowledge through investigations that they conduct based upon their study travel experiences. The format of the Clio Club adapts easily for grades three through six. The author describes how to establish the Clio Club. (Contains 11 notes.)
International Journal of Social Education. Ball State University, Department of History, Muncie, IN 47306. Tel: 765-285-8700; Fax: 765-285-5612; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana