Comparison of Social Studies Learning

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Running head: COMPARISON MATRIX

Comparison of Social Studies Learning

Suzanne Dellinger

EED 463

Grand Canyon University

October 29, 2010

Comparison of Social Studies Learning

| | PROs |CONs | |Integrated Social Studies Learning |Social studies learning integrates knowledge, |Could not locate any viable information through| | |skills, beliefs, values, and attitudes |the internet or reference books that offered | | |to action. |any (negative) cons for integrated social | | |Social studies teaching and learning integrate |studies learning. | | |effective use of technology. | | | |Social studies teaching and learning integrate | | | |across the curriculum. | | | |Helps students develop a deeper understanding | | | |of how to know, how to apply what they know, | | | |and how to participate in building a future. | | | |Students who have these commitments, knowledge,| | | |and skills will be the most capable of shaping | | | |our future and sustaining and improving our | | | |democracy. | | | |Promotes civic competence. | | |Textbook Social Studies Learning |Grahm (1986) and others conclude that the |Even the best textbook is a limited teaching | | |modern basal social studies textbook has much |tool which must be used in combination with | | |to offer as an instructional resource if the |other media and materials to adequately address| | |teacher usekm,s it wisely. |important learning objectives pertaining to | | | |cognitive skills and civic participation. | | | |Teachers who depend only on textbooks are | | | |likely to deprive students of important | | | |learning experiences. | | | |Young children have issues reading elementary | | | |social studies textbooks that stem from...
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