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Gross, Richard E. – Social Studies, 1976
Schools have long resisted change due to community attitudes, bureaucratic school system structure, security from being subsidized, and apathetic teachers. A need is seen for attitudes that are receptive to creative change, for democratization of schools, and for a process-oriented emphasis. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Needs
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Douglas, Ella D. Lewis – Social Studies, 1976
To illustrate the importance of black people in American history, specific individuals are identified who played major roles in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, exploration and pioneering, and science and technology. (AV)
Descriptors: Black Influences, Blacks, Curriculum, Curriculum Enrichment
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Ognibene, Richard; Winter, Cynthia – Social Studies, 1976
After completing personal identification forms consisting only of numbers (phone number, Social Security number, etc.), students discuss the need for more personal means of identification within society in order for people to feel a useful sense of identity. (AV)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Becker, William E., Jr.; Reinke, Robert W. – Social Studies, 1975
The purpose of this article is to identify, sequence, define, and clarify a limited number of key economic concepts useful to elementary and secondary social studies teachers for analyzing a broad spectrum of personal and socioeconomic issues. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Economic Progress, Economics, Economics Education
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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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Scarpaci, Jean A. – Social Studies, 1975
The public school curriculum must reflect the axiom that America "is" her immigrants by focusing on interaction or comparative ethnic studies. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pajak, Edward J. – Social Studies, 1975
The bulletin board can become a more versatile teaching aid and more adequately meet the needs of the social studies classroom if it is converted into a corkboard map or time line. (Author)
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Utilization
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Sykes, George – Social Studies, 1975
The role and content of social studies curriculum for elementary and secondary students is examined and compared with preceding curricula of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. The premise is that today's social studies is too narrow and does not encompass enough humanistic perspective; resulting in the need for teachers to re-evaluate the social studies…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Voth, Robert – Social Studies, 1975
The role and effectiveness of lecture is examined as a method of teaching social studies, and is seen as a useful tool of teacher instruction. (JR)
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Lecture Method, Social Studies
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Duscher, Raymond – Social Studies, 1975
Through the use of social science in-class materials, students can improve their reading skills. Suggestions are given for teaching social studies vocabulary, improving general reading ability, and organizing classrooms for reading improvement. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Social Sciences
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Alley, Robert – Social Studies, 1975
This article points to the study of contemporary Europe which was squeezed out with the emergence of the new social studies. It calls attention to a re-examination of the curriculum to correct the deficiency. A list of sources which assist social studies teachers in preparing and teaching European history is provided. (JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, European History, Non Western Civilization
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Purmont, Jon E. – Social Studies, 1976
Through the use of case studies, the classroom teacher can integrate environmental history into the social studies course, emphasizing the historical nature of environmental problems. Students can then apply the resulting knowledge, sensitivity, and awareness to developing attitudes and strengthening concerns for present and future ecological…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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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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