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Smiddie, Laura – International Journal of Social Education, 1990
Lists supplementary materials cited in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database that can help social studies teachers use computers effectively in the classroom. Provides
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education
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Schlene, Vickie J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Provides a partial listing of works found in the ERIC database on the debate between those who support social studies as a discipline and those who would replace it with history and geography courses. Includes articles, reports, and reviews covering various aspects of the debate. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schlene, Vickie J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1990
Selects and annotates 25 documents and articles on geography education from the ERIC database. Provides information about accessing and ordering materials. Items include surveys of geographic knowledge, suggested classroom activities, and discussion of geography's place in the social studies curriculum. (CH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Schlene, Vickie J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Lists eight entries in the ERIC database that concern Christopher Columbus and the effects of his voyages on world history. Includes works on curriculum development, biological effects of the contact, and a bibliography of books for children. Explains how to find and obtain the materials. (DK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Biological Influences, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Development
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Patrick, John J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Suggests methods of teaching about the voyages of Columbus to develop students' knowledge and cognitive skills. Presents five keys to accuracy and balance in teaching about Columbus: emphasize biological and cultural exchange; apply the major geographic themes; examine events in their historical context; present multiple viewpoints; and use…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction