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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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Whealey, Lois D. – Social Studies, 1989
Provides ways teachers can make U.S. history more meaningful for students. Suggests using family photographs; making family trees; planning activities that focus on commemorative celebrations; creating a time line; reading biographies; and collecting stamps. (GG)
Descriptors: Biographies, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Family History
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Hatcher, Barbara – Social Studies, 1985
Strategies to strengthen elementary students' perceptions of the past are discussed. These include conducting a personal home furnishings inventory, creating a "then" and "now" class museum, planning an "old objects" with "new uses" survey, organizing a grandpa's garage and granny's attic day, and conducting a neighborhood architectural treasure…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Family History, History Instruction, Learning Activities