The First People
Mark Alan Satterlee, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States
California State University, Dominguez Hills . Awarded
A study examined a Computer-Assisted Instruction program entitled The First People. The program focused on the Native Americans in a Social Studies unit for fifth grade students. The program developed by the researcher was tested on two groups consisting of thirteen students in each. The five-week program was designed to instruct students on the differences and similarities of three Native American areas which included the Southwest, Northwest, and Plains tribes. The purpose of the research was to see if computer-assisted instruction enhanced the knowledge in the subject area of Social Studies, specifically in the study of Native Americans. Results indicated that students in the experimental group made big gains in their knowledge and understanding of Native Americans. When compared to a control group which was taught in a traditional way, without aid of CAI, the results showed that CAI was just as effective as traditional ways of teaching Social Studies.
Satterlee, M.A. The First People. Master's thesis, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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