Social Studies Instruction Term Paper by Nicky

Social Studies Instruction
Suggests new methods for teaching social studies.
# 148505 | 1,005 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2011 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Multiculturalism)

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This paper describes new approaches to teaching social studies which are based on students developing an appreciation for the subject before they are confronted with charts, graphs and lectures. The paper suggests that students also participate in discussions on current topics, such as social realities in other parts of the world. The paper also includes subsections on teaching sensitivity to cultural diversity within the social studies curriculum. Additionally, the paper encourages incorporating literacy into social studies instruction.


Integrating History Lessons and Citizenship Education
Incorporating Cultural Diversity in Social Studies Lessons
Strategies for Integrating Social Studies and Literacy

From the Paper:

"The class discussion of just a small sampling of some of the uncountable atrocities to which citizens of other countries are routinely subjected would be followed by a discussion of why such conditions are not mirrored in American society. That discussion leads much more naturally to the traditional material considered the bread and butter of Social Studies courses, such as the historical evolution of the modern American government structure and issues of civil rights and the technical aspects of American citizenship."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gerrig, R., Zimbardo, P. (2007). Psychology and Life. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Henslin, J. (2002). Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Macionis, J. (2003). Sociology 9th Ed New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

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