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Klein, Susan – Social Studies, 1982
Describes a unit on Ancient Greece designed to make social studies meaningful to fourth and fifth graders. Individual projects and group activities helped students learn about ancient Greek culture. (AM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Education, Greek Civilization, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lemlech, Johanna K. – Social Studies, 1983
A reply to a critique of the article "Integration of Basic Skills: The Great Deception in Elementary Social Studies" (Social Studies, Nov-Dec 1982), this article argues that reading about social studies will not teach social attitudes or problem-solving behaviors. (RM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Concept Teaching, Content Area Reading, Developmental Stages
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Seif, Elliott; Harwood, Fred – Social Studies, 1975
The techniques, activities, and strategies focusing on the problems and concerns of urban Americans are suggested for use in elementary grades to prepare students to cope with inner city residence. They include a problem inventory, circle meetings, role playing, leadership training, physical and craft education, and career, legal, and economic…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Relevance (Education), Social Studies
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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