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Social Studies Review

1986 Volume 25, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 11

  1. Technology and the Social Studies--Where We Were; Where We Are, Where We Are Going..

    Shirley Mead-Mezzetta

    Reviews the goals of the California State Department of Education's Technology in Curriculum (TIC) projects. Provides several examples of technology use and identifies several pieces of software... More

    pp. 2-5

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  2. Three Messages Regarding Technology

    John Cradler

    Summarizes the rationale, development, and products of the History/Social Science Technology in Curriculum Project which is designed to take the guesswork out of selecting educational technology... More

    pp. 8-29

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  3. If Not Now, When? The Rationale for Technology in the History/Social Science Classroom

    Saul Rockman

    Provides two scenarios of teachers' use of computer assisted instruction (CAI) and educational television (ETV). Identifies reasons why ETV and CAI are more viable today than ever before, and... More

    pp. 30-34

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  4. Graphing in Social Studies

    Janet Graeber

    Describes how to involve students in higher level thinking processes through the use of microcomputer graphing software. Provides two complete lesson plans for upper elementary or middle school... More

    pp. 39-46

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  5. Word Processing in Social Studies

    Terence K. McAteer

    Describes the benefits of word processing in social studies instruction, for both students and teachers. Provides two U. S. History lesson plans which have students make use of word processing. (JDH) More

    pp. 47-51

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  6. Electronic Spreadsheets

    Sister Martha Rolley

    Shows how to use electronic spreadsheets and databases as a part of social studies instruction aimed at analyzing issues and trends in data. Provides a lesson plan which has students use a database... More

    pp. 52-56

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  7. Computer Simulations

    Catherine E. Carroll

    Reviews the benefits of computer simulation in social studies. Provides a lesson plan for using Lincoln's Decision, a simulation by Educational Activities. (JDH) More

    pp. 57-59

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  8. Using Technology to Teach the Westward Movement A Model Unit/Lesson Plan

    Beverly Hamilton & Beverly Saylor

    Provides lesson plans for using popular software (Oregon Trail and the PFS U. S. History Database) and selected instructional television programs for integration into instruction on the westward... More

    pp. 70-77

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  9. Becoming a Computer User--What Software Can Help Me?

    Shirley Mead-Mezzetta

    Describes a collection of widely used software programs which can help teachers be more effective. Included are graphics programs, word processing, database managers, and gradebooks. Includes names... More

    pp. 78-82

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  10. Equasions for Curriculum Improvement

    James S. Eckenrod

    Describes the Technology in Curriculum (TIC) program resource guides which will be distributed to California schools in the fall of 1986. These guides match available instructional television... More

    pp. 83-84

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  11. Where Can Social Studies Computing Materials Be Found?

    Allen Glenn & Don Rawitsch

    Lists names and addresses of companies producing software directories, software catalogs, and professional computing journals. Suggests four considerations in ordering software. (JDH) More

    pp. 89-93

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