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Social Education, 2014
The introduction of standards-based instruction ushered in a movement to clearly articulate the academic outcomes for students across the curriculum. State departments of education and local school districts across the nation have invested tremendous resources to define what students "need to know and be able to do" in English Language…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Standard Setting, Position Papers
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Social Education, 2000
Intended for middle school social studies classrooms, this publication features articles that spotlight diverse and innovative learning activities. This document includes the three issues of the "Middle Level Learning" supplement published in 1999 and the three that were published in 2000. Articles and classroom activities highlighted in this…
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Community Resources, Economics Education, Instructional Innovation
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Campanella, Alfred J., Ed. – Social Education, 1984
A compilation of nine social studies activities suitable for immediate application in the classroom includes teaching ideas for middle school, secondary school, and college teachers. Activities include the use of (1) geographic skills to understand the use of solar radiation and available wind power, (2) questions to help students understand…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning
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Robinson, Sheryl – Social Education, 1984
Selected resources for teaching about women in U.S. history from the ERIC database are described. Resources for use at the elementary, secondary, and college levels are included. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism, Higher Education
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Styer, Sandra – Social Education, 1984
The women's biographies cited can provide models for personal and career development and can acquaint secondary students with the roles and accomplishments of women representing various cultural and racial-ethnic groups throughout history. Criteria for selecting cited items, which address issues of sexism and discrimination, are listed. (RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Biographies, Career Development, Cultural Awareness
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Davis, Marie S. – Social Education, 1984
Learning activities regarding the future that can help high school students develop problem-solving skills and foster in them a feeling of stimulation and challenge when confronting change are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Information Utilization
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Social Education, 1984
This checklist of criteria is intended to assist school system personnel in better determining the effectiveness of their educational programs in the area of citizenship education. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mehaffy, George L. – Social Education, 1984
Oral history is a valuable teaching technique to use with elementary students because it provides a sense of self-identity; nurtures a concept of neighborhood; develops research and writing skills; and encourages a sense of curiosity, wonder, and excitement about history. Suggestions for beginning an elementary oral history project are presented.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, History Instruction, Oral History, Primary Sources
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Hatcher, Barbara; Olson, Mary – Social Education, 1984
Elementary teachers can increase public awareness of the value of social studies by having students conduct a sidewalk fair in a local shopping mall. One exemplary fair used the "Revolutionary Times" in American history theme; students read stories, showed filmstrips, and sang songs. Considerations for implementing a fair are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exhibits, Public Relations, Public Support
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Kasschau, Richard A. – Social Education, 1985
Psychology teachers have been encouraged to teach psychology both as a scientific enterprise and as applications to personal and social problems. Classroom problems that arise, e.g., Should a psychology teacher provide psychological counseling to a needy student? are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Psychological Needs
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Sisney, Shirleen S.; Morgan, Jack C. – Social Education, 1985
An 18-week economics course for high school students is described. Students develop and present a group project that explains and justifies an economic policy for the United States, develop their own economic seminar consisting of student-invited speakers from the community, conduct economic research, and simulate a community business. (RM)
Descriptors: Business, Course Descriptions, Economics Education, High Schools
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Nelson, Murry R. – Social Education, 1985
The historical consensus seems to be that there is no one best method for teaching social studies. Rather the best is any variety of methods that a teacher finds comfortable. The literature of the history of social studies holds many useful ideas for today's teachers. (RM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Miller, Jack W. – Social Education, 1985
U. S. students are poorly prepared regarding map skills and the general field of geography. Research suggests that significant improvement can and should be made in map and globe teaching programs. Sources that describe what to cover at different age and grade levels and that recommend teaching ideas are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs
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Levstik, Linda S. – Social Education, 1985
Methods for using fiction and nonfiction to teach mapping and geographical skills are discussed. Three activities for use at the elementary, middle, and high school levels are presented. Additional books that can be used are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction, Geography Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Arnsdorf, Val – Social Education, 1985
Discusses ways in which K-12 social studies teachers can teach students to discover three functions that maps can serve: presenting information, recording data, and functioning as a basis for quantitative analysis. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills
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