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Rallis, Donald N.; Rallis, Helen – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that the nature and role of geography within social studies has been a major area of debate since 1916. Asserts that geography relies too heavily on rote memorization of facts and neglects geographic thinking. Contends that geography teachers share the blame for this and must change their teaching and evaluation methods. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Laney, James D.; Moseley, Patricia A. – Social Studies, 1994
Contends that the role of the arts in human education and development is essential. Describes an elementary curriculum project that integrates economics and art education to study visual images of U.S. business. Includes three descriptive figures, a table of subthemes and visual art images, and a sample lesson plan. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Business
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Alleman, Janet; Brophy, Jere – Social Studies, 1994
Contends that barriers to effective education can be overcome by using the community as a living laboratory for social studies learning. Discusses out-of-school learning opportunities that meet four criteria: (1) goal relevance; (2) appropriate level of difficulty; (3) feasibility; and (4) cost effectiveness. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Cultural Differences
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Gentzler, Yvonne S. – Social Studies, 1991
Offers a rationale for social studies and home economics teachers to collaborate to promote global awareness and citizenship. Identifies principles common to the two disciplines. Explains how teachers of the two subjects can work together to explore various aspects of a given issue. Includes a sample lesson plan. (SG)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Home Economics Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Passe, Jeff – Social Studies, 1994
Reports on a study of early field experience activities in 22 teacher education programs. Concludes that the goals of most field experiences programs are seldom achieved. Recommends more institutional support and field experience assignments geared to self-reflection and analysis. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs
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Chance, Jerry M. – Social Studies, 1993
Contends that the end of the Cold War does not necessarily mean the triumph of democracy. Presents contemporary interpretations of the democratic concepts of liberty, equality, and fraternity. Asserts that responsible action in a democratic society requires continued reflection about values education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Laney, James D. – Social Studies, 1993
Asserts that economics education is a desirable goal for the elementary curriculum because elementary students can learn and understand economic concepts. Reviews four "Teaching-Learning Principles" based on empirical research about learning effectiveness. Applies these principles to economic concepts such as scarcity, cost-benefit analysis, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education
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Hobson, Cindy Graff; Zack, David R. – Social Studies, 1993
Discusses the concept of participatory citizenship in a democracy. Describes the origin and development of the Close Up Foundation, which sponsors study trips for secondary students to Washington, D.C. Asserts that the teaching methods and materials used in the program promote effective learning and citizen participation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
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Richardson, Scott – Social Studies, 1993
Describes a typical week for a secondary student participating in the Close Up Foundation's Washington-based field trip. Discusses the formal and informal curriculum and the interaction among students from different parts of the United States. Outlines Close Up programs at the local and state levels and the emphasis on lifelong learning. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Community Education
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Bridges, Bob – Social Studies, 1993
Describes the teacher education programs of the Close Up Foundation. Discusses a week-long Washington, D.C., program that brings students and teachers in contact with elected and appointed public officials, lobbyists, and media representatives. Outlines a summer institutes program and an exchange program for U.S. and Japanese teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Fentress, Debbie – Social Studies, 1993
Describes programs and activities of the Close Up Foundation for special needs students. Explains how the experiential citizenship education activities are adapted for hearing impaired, visually impaired, recent immigrant, Native American, Alaskan Native, Puerto Rican, and Pacific Island nation students. Includes two classrom activities used in…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Citizenship Education, Cultural Differences
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Switzer, Thomas J. – Social Studies, 1993
Describes the Sociological Resources for the Social Studies (SRSS) materials developed during the "New Social Studies" period in the 1960s and 1970s. Concludes that the limited success of the program was a result of not including school administrators in dissemination efforts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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Wright, Ian – Social Studies, 1993
Contends that the key questions in civic education are How should people be treated? and How should disputes between people be resolved? Argues that a moral system is necessary for a civil society and that schools have a responsibility to encourage common-sense notions of ethical behavior. Includes classroom activities to illustrate this approach.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives
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Mabe, Alan R. – Social Studies, 1993
Asserts that, although there is widespread agreement that civic education is a worthy educational goal, there is little agreement about its content or appropriate instructional methods. Maintains that effective moral education must involve discussion of substantive civic-moral issues and consideration of moral alternatives. Recommends using the…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design
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Morse, Suzanne W. – Social Studies, 1993
Contends that the best way to learn about citizenship is by discussing real societal issues that are connected to student interests. Maintains that a democratic classroom environment also provides an opportunity for practicing civic values. Provides four guidelines for establishing community service projects in the schools. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Community Services
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