A strategy for the organization of social studies in the junior secondary schools of Trinidad and Tobago: Implications for curriculum design

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This study attempts to: 1) show the relationship of history and geography to other disciplines and, using this relationship as a basis, 2) demonstrate how the integration of history and geography with economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology may be organized to facilitate instruction in the social studies for the junior secondary schools of Trinidad and Tobago. By using the synthesis of a Tyler-Taba format for curriculum design, a proposal is developed around a 3-year sequence, which utilizes the methodologies, skills, and techniques of inquiry drawn from selected disciplines. The content of the proposal is organized in patterns that are meant to facilitate growth in the students' ability to use concepts and key ideas for analysing issues, formulating questions, evaluating relevant information, observing, collecting and organizing data, as well as discovering relationships


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