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Boehm, Richard G.; Solem, Michael; Zadrozny, Joann – Social Studies, 2018
The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education and National Center for Research in Geography Education propose a new framework for geography called Powerful Geography, which revolutionizes the traditional notion of standards in geography education. Combining Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum's principles of human capabilities, Michael Young's theory…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Faculty Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Marcus, Alan S.; Stoddard, Jeremy D. – Social Studies, 2009
How can teachers effectively use documentary film to teach history, and toward what goals? This article addresses these important questions by: (1) exploring what we know about secondary teachers' practices with documentary film and secondary students' beliefs about documentary film as a source of knowledge about the past, (2) proposing a…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Documentaries, History Instruction, Ethics
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Wasta, Stephanie; Lott, Carolyn – Social Studies, 2006
This article discusses how fictional works can give a purposeful context and an appropriate venue for developing essential social studies concepts in middle-school students. The author uses the example of a National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) notable book, "Jason's Gold" that blends history with story to become historical…
Descriptors: Fiction, History, Teaching Methods, Social Studies
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DeWitt, Scott W.; Freie, Carrie – Social Studies, 2005
A significant element of teaching is identifying goals and assessing whether the instruction is helping students achieve those goals. That is especially true in teacher education courses, because those taking the courses will eventually affect hundreds of students. Results, however, are difficult to assess in teacher education courses because the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Social Studies, Educational Objectives
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Bettis, Norman C. – Social Studies, 2004
Efforts by the state of Illinois to foster school improvement at the local level in crucial subject matter areas in all Illinois schools have been underway for nearly two decades and have involved all stakeholders, from educators to citizens to state board employees to elected officials. The overarching goal has been to help children increase…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Social Studies, Educational Improvement, State Standards
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Anderson, Randall C. – Social Studies, 1971
Two types of curriculum patterns are outlined and suggested: the thematic, which can be either structural or topical, and the regional. International citizenship is proposed as the goal. (DB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
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Eulie, Joseph – Social Studies, 1970
The need for relevant objectives and sound evaluation in the social studies is discussed. (SD)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Citizenship, Cognitive Objectives, Critical Thinking
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Adler, Joseph – Social Studies, 1970
A consideration of the general failure of our educational system in positively affecting the lives of students, and suggestions for improvement. (JB)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Muschinske, David – Social Studies, 1974
Harold Rugg's attempts to integrate social criticism, educational theory, and social studies theory and practice are examined. The strengths and weaknesses of his theory are emphasized. (DE)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, Educational Trends
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Kruger, Cynthia G. – Social Studies, 1974
This article examines how the social sciences should provide the foundation upon which educators can modify old curricula to achieve a humanistic curriculum. Emphasis is placed upon the fact that social science disciplines have a common denominator of man which is readily adaptable to humanistic education. (DE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories
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Waller, Robert A. – Social Studies, 1974
The study of history as a means of emphasizing the role of the past as a contributor to general education is examined. Eight guidelines are provided which contribute to the general education goals of knowledge of the world and exposure to a process of self-discovery. (DE)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, General Education
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Neyland, Leedell W. – Social Studies, 1974
The author discusses the necessity for social studies revision in order to cope with current world problems. Social studies focus on population growth, resource allocation, urban life, and intercultural relationships is emphasized. (DE)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Global Approach
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Rockler, Michael J. – Social Studies, 1974
The author analyzes the traditional, theoretical-behavioral, and theoretical-cognitive field learning theories. Since there is no general theory of learning agreed upon by all practitioners, the author develops a set of working principles to guide the working social studies teacher. (DE)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Cognitive Processes, Conditioning, Educational Objectives
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Anthony, Robert B. – Social Studies, 1974
An interdisciplinary approach reveals social reality as a totality and allows and promotes intelligent change in the construction and implementation of curriculum. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Intellectual Disciplines
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Susskind, Jacob L. – Social Studies, 1984
Evidence that social studies is not taught (or taught well) on the elementary level is presented, reasons why it is not taught are offered, reasons why it should be taught are suggested, and proposals for what should be done to revive the health of elementary social studies instruction are made. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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