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Dyson, Rick – Social Studies, 2004
The American Civil War, the War between the States, War of the Rebellion, the Second American Revolution, and the War of Southern Independence are all names for the bloodiest conflict in American history. That war of many names has inspired authors to write thousands of books and articles. With the advent of the Internet came a plethora of Web…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Government Libraries, Primary Sources, Volunteers
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Schuncke, George M. – Social Studies, 1984
Ways in which teachers can help children in kindergarten and the primary grades develop some of the cognitive and affective capabilities necessary for a global perspective are discussed. Specifically examined are course content which fosters global knowledge and which shows how children can be taught to assume the perspective of others. (RM)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Development, Course Content, Global Approach
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Susskind, Jacob L. – Social Studies, 1984
Evidence that social studies is not taught (or taught well) on the elementary level is presented, reasons why it is not taught are offered, reasons why it should be taught are suggested, and proposals for what should be done to revive the health of elementary social studies instruction are made. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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Curtis, Charles K. – Social Studies, 1984
Case studies which can be used in secondary social studies classes to teach students about the rights of persons with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities are presented. Examples of questions which can be used to stimulate discussion of the case studies are also included. (RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Disabilities, Questioning Techniques
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Roller, Cathy M. – Social Studies, 1984
Problems that students may have because of their unfamiliarity with the passage structures used in many social studies textbooks are discussed. Passage structures are defined as certain rhetorical structures such as compare/constrast, general/specific, and sequence. A teaching strategy for helping students overcome these difficulties is included.…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties
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Freedman, Philip I. – Social Studies, 1984
Educators must decide which concepts, generalizations, and content of multicultural education are to receive priority attention. Characteristics of curricular elements to be selected as foundations of multicultural education are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Hurst, Joe B.; Shepard, John W. – Social Studies, 1984
An excellent method for teaching elementary and secondary history is to have students study historical decisions and decision-making processes and become involved in making some historical decisions as well. This approach is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Historiography
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Schug, Mark C.; Kepner, Henry S., Jr. – Social Studies, 1984
Some of the advantages of using computer simulations in social studies are examined, and criteria to help social studies teachers select worthwhile social studies simulations are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Armstrong, David G. – Social Studies, 1984
Methods that social studies teachers can use to help elementary and secondary students overcome textbook-related vocabulary difficulties are discussed. Methods include having teachers point out specialized uses of terms, identify potential areas of confusion, provide clear instructions, and prepare glossaries. (RM)
Descriptors: Basic Vocabulary, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension
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Stevens, Robert N.; Allen, Rodney F. – Social Studies, 1984
Five approaches to attitude change are discussed: classroom instructional models, role-playing, personal contact, media presentations, and social participation. How social studies teachers can use a combination of these approaches to improve student attitudes towards their peers who are handicapped is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Change Strategies, Disabilities
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Muir, Sharon; Wells, Candace – Social Studies, 1983
Eighteen ways to informally evaluate cognitive objectives are discussed: grafitti walls; newspapers; card sorts; crossword puzzles; visualizing; debates; audio-visual narratives; ABC lists; concept trees; mini textbooks; incomplete charts; brainstorming; checking guides; logs and journals; drama; manipulative events; student-made tests; student…
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Informal Assessment
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Hatcher, Barbara; Sunal, Cynthia – Social Studies, 1983
Objectives and content of an interdisciplinary social studies-art program for elementary children are discussed. A sample lesson and evaluation activities from a successfully implemented pilot program are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Course Content, Educational Objectives, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Sutro, Edmund; Gross, Richard E. – Social Studies, 1983
Sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste can be utilized to infuse excitement into social studies courses. For example, students can view photographs of persons during the Great Depression, listen to music of various eras, and handle realia. Two examples of approaches in United States history are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Civil War (United States), Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hantula, James Neil – Social Studies, 1983
One way to stimulate student interest in world geography is to use a future time as a springboard to the past. This approach looks backwards and focuses upon available evidence for the existence of recently discovered lands. A unit is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Geography Instruction, Grade 8, Junior High Schools
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Flouris, George – Social Studies, 1983
A model which describes the major decisions a teacher makes during instructional planning is discussed. The theory presented is derived from human learning research that addresses itself to individual differences. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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