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Banks, James A. – Social Studies, 1975
Curriculum specialists have devised ethnic studies programs without giving serious thought to the basic issues which should be considered when curriculum changes are made. (Author)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations
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Di Vizio, Robert L. – Social Studies, 1975
Reminder to educators that it is their responsibility to be aware of the growing submission of the self to group morals and to make students aware of it also. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Group Norms, Moral Values
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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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Simon, Frank – Social Studies, 1975
The author makes various assumptions about moral development and offers suggestions to teachers for incorporating the socialization process into the classroom. (JR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Moral Development, Moral Values, Social Studies
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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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Solovy, David A. – Social Studies, 1975
Twenty techniques for teaching reading in social studies classes and eight suggestions for making social studies more interesting and relevant for the student are included. (DE)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Reading Development
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Dick, James – Social Studies, 1978
Cites the need for social studies teachers to have access to information about new teaching materials and practices. Identifies agencies and organizations which comprise two networks in the content areas of American history and law-related education. (AV)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs
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Kissock, Craig; Lopez, A. A. – Social Studies, 1978
Describes the development and contents of a computer database which helps social studies educators identify available curriculum materials. Materials can be located by using one or a combination of the following elements: Acquisition number, publisher, institution or sponsor, author, title, grade level, copyright date, cost, number of pages, and…
Descriptors: Computers, Curriculum Development, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lipman, Matthew – Social Studies, 1978
Suggests that children learn about society's history and traditions by focusing on those societal relationships which are meaningful to them personally. The school should be thought of as a laboratory for understanding, appreciating, and engaging reflectively in real-life experince. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Discovery Learning, Educational Change, Educational Experience
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Higgins, James – Social Studies, 1978
Demonstrates how philosophical thinking can be stimulated by reading folk tales, myths, and legends. Explains how to emphasize the stories' hopefulness and optimism and to de-emphasize violence and morals. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture
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Zevin, Jack – Social Studies, 1978
Philosophy and social studies instruction meet in areas of clarification of meaning, examination of beliefs and values, and establishing claims for grounds to knowledge. Suggests ways to use philosophical and critical thinking to foster cognitive growth in students. Presents a sample lesson which integrates critical skills, philosophical thinking,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Spiridakis, John – Social Studies, 1978
A bibliographic essay which identifies materials for teachers and students in programs of philosophical education. Citations include rationales for teaching philosophy to children, teaching approaches and practical guides, reference or supplementary materials, journals, audiovisual materials, and resource organizations. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides
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Smith, Bruce D. – Social Studies, 1981
Suggests that teachers should view corrective feedback as a constructive reaction to students who answer questions incorrectly and presents examples of how corrective feedback techniques can be used in social studies classes. Stresses that, in order to benefit from corrective feedback, students must focus their attention on the cognitive…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, Questioning Techniques, Social Studies
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Kourilsky, Marilyn – Social Studies, 1981
Suggests that economic literacy will be fostered if economic concepts such as scarcity, cost-benefit analysis, supply and demand, production, consumption, and money and barter are introduced to elementary school children and included in the social studies curriculum in increasingly complex fashion throughout high school. Ways of helping teachers…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Educational Needs
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Patton, William E. – Social Studies, 1980
This article examines a decision-making strategy called mixed scanning which can be used to teach social participation in elementary and secondary social studies. The strategy requires logical gathering and analyzing of information, judging the alternatives, making choices, and planning a course of action. The article outlines environmental…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Decision Making
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