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Wheeler, Alan H. – Social Studies, 1971
The use of a wide variety of reading materials instead of standard textbooks for social studies instruction is advocated along with the pursuit of individual interests according to ability emphasizing concepts rather than facts. (MB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Concept Teaching
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Riecken, Ted J.; Miller, Michelle R. – Social Studies, 1990
Critiques current models of problem solving for children, maintaining that there is a chasm between the experiences of real-life problem solving and the idealized frameworks that are presented to children. Suggests the use of children's literature as a means to teaching problem solving. Includes suggested readings, and a list of questions for…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Decision Making Skills
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McGowan, Tom; Guzzetti, Barbara – Social Studies, 1991
Recommends including tradebooks in social studies. Suggests ways teachers can utilize literature in social studies instruction. Points out that targeting relevant social studies content in literature can deepen and enrich the learning experience. Argues using literature helps develop critical thinking, promotes citizenship preparation, and helps…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Concept Teaching, Creative Teaching