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Background Papers for Social Studies Teachers


reviewed by Jean Dresden Grambs - 1967

coverTitle: Background Papers for Social Studies Teachers
Author(s): Leonard Kenworthy
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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There is almost universal agreement that social studies instruction, with the "hottest" content in the curriculum, often provides the coldest and least palatable servings. The revolutions that have taken place in the teaching of other subjects—physics, biology, foreign languages, even English—have only barely touched the typical secondary school social studies classroom. It is a room dominated by the teacher, the textbook, the recitation, and the examination. Variation occurs once in a while when there are oral reports, movies, or current events days. Kenworthy, in a valiant attempt to bring vitality to social studies instruction, to place the student and his learning as the central focus of the classroom, has assembled a "kit" of instructional ideas and related information on many topics in the social studies in this new book. The topics covered are in the area of World History and World Religions, World Geography and World Cultures, U.S. History, Economics, Government... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 1, 1967, p. 95-96
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2079, Date Accessed: 6/19/2021 2:19:29 AM

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