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Hodges, James O. – Social Education, 1987
This article presents a compilation of computer resources for elementary and secondary social studies. Included are books, software directories, periodicals, journal articles on classroom applications, selected software with ordering information, and information about on- line data bases. (JDH)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Woyach, Robert B.; Remy, Richard C. – Social Education, 1988
Analyzes critical problems associated with teaching world studies. Cautions that failure to conceptualize courses has lead to an overemphasis on either general or concrete material and lack of instructional diversity. Suggests methodology for conceptualizing courses. Points out the conflicting demands made upon a well conceptualized social studies…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Parker, Walter C. – Social Education, 1988
Asks how intellectual development is tied to social setting. Considers this question from three perspectives: republican, cognitive developmental, and historical-materialists. Concludes that each recognizes that thinking is a product of social conditions. Discusses the importance for social studies education in terms of content and…
Descriptors: Background, Cognitive Development, Community Relations, Elementary Secondary Education
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Forsyth, Alfred S., Jr. – Social Education, 1988
Examines research on the principal ways people learn the location of places. Considers the traditional methods of teaching place location geography. Proposes alternative teaching methods which reflect the research findings. States that these alternative methods utilize mental and physical involvement in the process, purposeful exploration,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Software Reviews, Curiosity, Educational Strategies