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Rice, Arthur H. – Social Studies, 1975
Quotations can be a useful aid in teaching secondary social studies which allow students to refine concepts, develop reading skills, make hypotheses, and motivate further study. Sample quotations and inquiry questions are provided. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Analytical Criticism, Instructional Innovation, Questioning Techniques, Secondary Education
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Kardatzke, Howard – Social Studies, 1975
Suggests some parent scripts (one mind-set in the framework of a psychoanalytic theory known as transactional analysis or "TA") that contain "should" messages and seem to bear most directly on and counter to selected aspects of the "new" social studies. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Norms
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Epstein, Richard – Social Studies, 1975
Based on an experimental classroom situation, a simulation and its results in thought control or brainwashing was conducted in teaching about comparative governments. (JR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Political Science, Political Socialization
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Kasven, Barry C. – Social Studies, 1975
This article relates some of the major problems in adequately teaching an African Studies course including the use of the traditional approach and teachers with inadequate background. Solutions to the problem include the use of a broader subject approach including sociology and psychology and understanding the values of the country. (JR)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Foreign Culture, Junior High Schools
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Brandt, Lawrence R. – Social Studies, 1975
A brief historical review of the American Depression during the 1930s is presented. (JR)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economics, Poverty, Social Studies
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Weible, Thomas D.; McMahon, Jacqueline – Social Studies, 1982
Describes a microcomputer simulation game to teach high school students in an American cultures course about the Great Depression. A description of game components and student responses to the simulation are included. (AM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Games, High Schools, Microcomputers
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Long, James – Social Studies, 1982
Discusses ways of eliminating cultural, geographical, historical, and ideological misconceptions about the Soviet Union in secondary social studies classes. The author outlines four topics of study about the U.S.S.R. which he has found of interest to his students. (AM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Awareness, Geography Instruction, History Instruction
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Sweeney, Jo Ann Cutler; Zandan, Peter A. – Social Studies, 1982
Describes a lesson for junior high social studies which uses a comparison of research findings to teach students about international political socialization. Students answer questionnaires about their own attitudes and knowledge of international political socialization and then compare and contrast their responses to responses of American,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Information Sources, International Relations
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