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Hepburn, Mary A. – Social Studies, 1980
Explores the design, purpose, and experiences of the Improving Citizenship Education Project (ICE) which is currently being used by elementary and secondary social studies classroom teachers in Fulton County, Georgia, to contribute to civic and political awareness of students and prepare them for responsibilities of democratic citizenship. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Educational Improvement
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Westfall, William – Social Studies, 1981
Attempts to get at some of the assumptions and definitions behind "America Revised" by Frances FitzGerald and, in addition, to investigate some of the conceptions of history held by critics who reviewed the book. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Literature Reviews, Social Studies
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McFarland, Mary A. – Social Studies, 1982
Discusses how the global approach can be used to teach about Japanese culture in elementary and secondary social studies classes. Students compare and contrast Japanese and American cultures. Methods for helping students to become familiar with aspects of Japanese culture are included. (AM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
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Rosenberg, Alan; Zevin, Jack – Social Studies, 1981
Suggests that if the concept of genocide is not integrated into our mental and moral world, we become passive or active participants in processing people for destruction. Provides definitions of the terms genocide and holocaust and eight classroom strategies to help develop understanding. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Genocide
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Diem, Richard A. – Social Studies, 1980
Describes projects funded under Part C, Title IV of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. Part C funds projects to develop new and creative approaches to education and projects that adopt the validated programs of other educational sources. Funded social studies programs include citizenship, consumer, environmental, law,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Instructional Innovation
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Farmer, Rod – Social Studies, 1980
Discusses the controversy over teaching what religious fundamentalists and social conservatives consider secular humanism. Suggests that modern social studies does not support secular humanism even though they share epistemological and ethical assumptions (the use of the scientific method, intelligent reasoning). Provides suggestions for teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Humanism, Negative Attitudes, Public Opinion
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Labbett, B. D. C. – Social Studies, 1979
Describes a curriculum development project developed in the United Kingdom to help students write histories based on local case studies. Topics discussed include reasons for writing local history, gathering historical evidence, primary source materials, procedures, and advantages of a local history project. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Practices
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Chiarelott, Leigh – Social Studies, 1979
Describes a project to reconceptualize the base for citizenship education and to determine implications of experiential learning for curriculum and instruction. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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Brodbelt, Samuel – Social Studies, 1979
Calls for social studies teachers to emphasize future studies and the implications of growing global interdependence. Students should learn about alternative futures, the possible decline of nationalism, overpopulation and food resources, the ecological system and natural resources, and ways of achieving interdependence. (AV)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Food, Futures (of Society)
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Martorella, Peter H. – Social Studies, 1978
Presents a model for introducing inquiry and problem-solving into middle grade history classes. It is based on an educational approach suggested by John Dewey. The author uses the model to explore two seemingly contradictory statements by Abraham Lincoln about slavery. (AV)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Models, Problem Solving
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Ediger, Marlow – Social Studies, 1977
Social studies curricula should include units on the Old Order Amish and the Hutterites. The author outlines the life styles and beliefs of each group, stressing their independence from the national society and their interdependence within their own communities. (AV)
Descriptors: Amish, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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Kavett, Hyman – Social Studies, 1977
Describes the discovery and decipherment of the Rosetta Stone. (AV)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Archaeology, Elementary Secondary Education, History
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1976
The need to broaden the instructional and research concept of oral history to include popular music is suggested. A study of the music and life of Les McCann and a selected discography are provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Music
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Dolgin, Ann B. – Social Studies, 1975
The principles and skills of reading instruction must be expanded upon to improve student competence in social studies content. Two methods (Fry's Readability graph and the Diagnostic Survey) for determining readability and evaluation are presented as an aid to accomplishing reading skills. (JR)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Readability, Reading Development
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Feely, Theodore M., Jr. – Social Studies, 1975
Two methods for aiding social studies students in developing better reading skills are suggested. The cloze and maze techniques are completion tests requiring the reader to insert words through multiple choice or from the surrounding context of the sentence. (JR)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Elementary Secondary Education, Readability, Reading Development
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