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Gustafson, W. Norman – Social Studies, 1998
Identifies content analysis as the process of making inferences about a document by systematically identifying and quantifying certain characteristics of the communication. Characteristics could include style, intended audience, format, message, and surrounding circumstances. Includes several classroom examples, as well as related activities, and…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Cultural Context
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Dunn, Larry – Social Studies, 1991
Examines the role of the hero in U.S. culture and how the social studies have treated heroes. Urges teachers to explore the ethical dimensions of superheroes. Indicates how Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., for example, need to be understood in their own cultural context and in the fullness of their humanity. (CH)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Studies, 1988
Shows how Christmas songs can be used as illustrations of historical information, cultural borrowing, and social change. Describes a method which can aid discussion of social change and public perception by dividing songs into tracks: (1) traditional and nontraditional and (2) secular and sacred. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education
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Joyce, William W. – Michigan Social Studies Journal, 1989
Examines how children's time concepts affects the learning of history. Discusses implications for the teaching of history. Analyzes four dominate views of how temporal and historical concepts develop: (1) development cognitive, (2) psychosocial/developmental, (3) organic curriculum, and (4) developmental historical. Offers eight approaches to help…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Course Content, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development