Teaching Secondary School Social Studies

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Preface

This work grew out of twenty years' experience in teaching at all levels from grade seven through graduate seminars in American history. For the last seven years I have been associated directly with teacher training, teaching history, geography and social studies instructional procedures, as well as directing practice teachers, in three institutions: a junior college, a teachers' college and a university. The book is an attempt to give credit to and reaffirm faith in superior teaching practices, and at the same time to re-emphasize subject matter in the secondary schools.

During the last fifty years, professional education as a scholarly pursuit has furnished teachers with a highly developed and well- understood set of teaching techniques. Teaching methods are now better than they have ever been. Also, the subject matter, especially in social studies, has become so large that its very diversity and scope are sometimes staggering to persons approaching it as secondary teachers. I hope to start from the firm foundation of existing and applied knowledge in the art of teaching and proceed to formulation of a scholarly attitude in the selection of subject matter and its presentation from the various fields of the social sciences; from that basis samples of human knowledge are presented along with reference material which can be translated into teaching units and courses for junior and senior high school students. I feel that this approach should supplement the already existing volumes on the subject of teaching methodology.

I conceived the idea for the book as the result of direct and con

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