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Adams, Erin C. – Social Studies, 2019
This is a comprehensive review of literature related to K-12 economics curriculum spanning 20 years, from 1998-2018. The search for literature revealed 18 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and volumes related to social studies and economics education. The study revealed several trends and issues related to K-12 economics…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Mathis, Janelle B. – Social Studies, 2001
Describes a literature discussion group consisting of eleven social studies representatives involved in a discussion of children's multicultural literature and articles. Focuses on story as a resource for exploring diversity and for sharing personal experiences and responses with others. Includes the discussion group's schedule and a list of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism, Discussion Groups, Elementary Secondary Education
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Green, Tim – Social Studies, 2001
Discusses the use of virtual expeditions in the social studies classroom through a real-life journey documented on the Internet using images, sounds, and text. Addresses how virtual expeditions work, includes four web sites to locate virtual expeditions, and explores such issues as the computer system requirements, support, and cost. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Farmer, Rod – Social Studies, 1983
Values are unavoidable in every school and in the very fabric of the social studies content. Values education, in its various forms, should be an integral part of social studies and citizenship education. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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O'Neill, James R. – Social Studies, 1982
Advocates an approach for teaching the civic education component of the social studies curriculum based on the teaching of political science. "Citizenship Decision-Making" materials are described as an example of curricula which conceptualize politics by permitting students to examine their own political experiences in comparison with the adult…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Von Eschenback, John F.; Noland, Ronald G. – Social Studies, 1982
Describes a study which assessed the perceptions of K-12 social studies teachers regarding delivery systems for inservice education programs. Designers of inservice education could replicate this study with their own teachers in order to develop a more relevant inservice plan. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Relevance (Education), Social Studies
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Senesh, Lawrence; And Others – Social Studies, 1978
Criticizes the state of social studies education. Content is fragmented, curriculum is not continuous, and teacher attitudes are negative. Teacher education institutions do not adequately combine social studies content and skill training. Suggests improvements in teacher education and curriculum development. (AV)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education
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Weinland, Thomas P.; Roberts, Arthur D. – Social Studies, 1978
Reviews various ways of teaching history: as narrative, as a process for teaching thinking skills, as perspective for making comparisons across time and culture, and as personal philosophy for interpreting the present. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, History, History Instruction
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Chiodo, John J. – Social Studies, 1977
Reviews changing attitudes toward the objectives of social studies throughout our country's educational history. Emphases have included history teaching, geography and civics, strengthening democratic institutions, education for life adjustment, knowledge of specific disciplines, relevance of life experiences to academic knowledge, and the "back…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Objectives, Curriculum, Educational History
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Easton, Stanley E. – Social Studies, 1976
The purposes of contemporary affairs education are to (1) provide for full intellectual development of students, (2) make school experiences relevant to real life, and (3) extend democratic institutions by developing an informed, curious citizenry. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Current Events, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Evans, William Edward – Social Studies, 1975
The principal goal of history teaching is to train students to become capable of doing new things, creating, discovering, and gathering evidence as "scientifically" as possible. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Econopouly, Nicholas; Parker, Donald – Social Studies, 1976
A suggested teaching strategy to teach about civil liberties is the fictional case study approach. Several examples are included to show how students can readily identify with and come to grips with issues and characters created for classroom use. (JR)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Democratic Values
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Hurst, Joe B.; Merritt, Daniel L. – Social Studies, 1976
When students are passive and disinterested, teachers find that role playing fosters active participation and increased interest in learning. The article outlines procedures for implementing both structured and semi-structured kinds of role play activity for use in social studies classrooms. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Relevance (Education), Role Playing
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Selakovich, Daniel – Social Studies, 1975
In many social studies classes learning is made "relevant" by simply presenting contemporary issues and current affairs. However, when teaching about issues, certain decisions need to be made concerning content and techniques. The author makes a suggestion that the major content focus on not merely understanding the problems facing society, but…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Current Events, Elementary Secondary Education
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Trezza, Francis X. – Social Studies, 1975
This short essay urges social studies teachers to act as the agent to help the young face the rapid and ongoing changes in society. (JR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Relevance (Education), Social Studies
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