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Rich, Jennifer – Social Studies, 2019
A quarter of a century has passed since lawmakers enacted the New Jersey Holocaust education mandate, and it seems responsible and timely to ask if it, the original Holocaust education mandate, actually encouraged substantive learning about the Holocaust. Despite repeated fanfare about the mandate and its inclusion in educational curricula…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Death, Jews, European History
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Waterson, Robert A.; Jenne, Katherine – Social Studies, 2011
A review of "The September 11th Education Program: A National Interdisciplinary Curriculum" reveals a sensitive and well-created program for the 5-12 social studies teacher to use in teaching about the challenging subject of 9/11. This program provides an opportunity for teachers to find a balance among understanding, critical analysis,…
Descriptors: United States History, Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide
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Black, Mary S. – Social Studies, 2001
Explores the similarities and differences between the disciplines of history and archaeology. Examines the standards and principles recently proposed for teaching history and archaeology to determine the areas of difference and commonality. Addresses the issues of historical and archaeological thinking describing each in detail. (CMK)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development
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Thornton, Stephen J. – Social Studies, 2001
Discusses the differences between subject matter and content within the realm of social studies. Asserts the importance of making connections within the social studies and allowing students more choices in subject matter. Explores how teacher education should change to help future teachers learn more about subject matter in the social studies.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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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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Social Studies, 1981
Presents an annotated bibliography of sources on the Arab World to supplement textbooks and/or to provide focal points for discussion of the Middle East. Entries include educational games, filmstrips, books, bibliographies, multimedia kits, curriculum guides, and instructional modules. Ordering information and grade level are specified. (DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Armstrong, David G. – Social Studies, 1981
Discusses how to develop a chapter based unit, a very brief planning scheme that enables a social studies teacher to organize instruction drawing upon content from a single textbook chapter. This involves identifying a focus generalization, describing major concepts and subconcepts, preparing performance objectives, and developing key questions.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement
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Haas, John D. – Social Studies, 1981
Discusses the lack of consensus among social studies educators as to definition of and rationale for the field. The relationships between social studies rationales and goals and between goals and objectives are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Definitions, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Chapman, Anne – Social Studies, 1978
Author opposes separatism and wants the fullest possible integration of women into history. Several teaching approaches to women's history are discussed. Compensatory, contributory, corrective, and feminist history are suggested as temporary substitutes for a future history which will be well integrated and written from a non-sexist point of view.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism
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Kratz, Marilyn – Social Studies, 1978
Since 85 out of every 100 women will be on their own at some time during their lives, society should prepare girls for careers with skills, fostering attitudes, accepting environments, and a sense of self-sufficiency. Ten suggestions are given for teachers to help girls identify goals and acquire needed skills, life purpose, and meaning.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism
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Rose, Shirley E. – Social Studies, 1978
Discusses ways of recognizing gifted and talented students and describes an instructional model for use by teachers as they develop curriculum for gifted students. Social studies learning activities, derived from the model, involve students in radio journalism, problem solving, collecting and analyzing data, role playing, surveying community…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Curriculum Development, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Needs
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Farmer, Rodney – Social Studies, 1978
Identifies major value bases which have been used to teach values in the classroom and outlines a values education program which stresses teaching about values without indoctrination. Based upon the hierarchy of human needs developed by psychologist Abraham Maslow, the program is based upon universal values, basic human needs, and recognition of…
Descriptors: Classification, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Singleton, H. Wells – Social Studies, 1978
Recommends the case study approach in consumer economics education and suggests case study formats, including court cases, open ended episodes, vignettes, narratives, interpretive essays, and cases based on documents. Guidelines for developing case studies are also offered. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Economics Education
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Olmo, Barbara G. – Social Studies, 1978
Suggestions are presented to help social studies classroom teachers identify and select teaching techniques. Concludes that inquiry techniques are most successful in helping teachers motivate students and awaken their curiosity. These techniques also provide illustrative examples; clarify themes; sustain interest, and encourage synthesis,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lewy, Arieh – Social Studies, 1977
Criteria are described for selecting specific issues, events, and documents to be covered in history courses. Teachers should base content selection on basic concepts within the discipline, social needs and values of the class, pedagogical considerations, and the principle of economy in meeting multiple needs. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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