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K.T.C.T COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION
THOTTAKKADU P.O, KALLAMBALAM,TRIVANDRUM
B.Ed Course 2013-2014
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The content of social science is of
varied nature. Therefore various methods and
techniques are used in social science teaching.
These method of social science teaching
require and employ supporting techniques and
devices to realize the objectives of social
science and made teaching process effective
and interesting. The major supporting
techniques of teachings are field trips, social
science laboratory, social science room, social
science museums, social science club etc.
SOCIAL SCIENCE ROOM
A modern teacher of social science has
come a long way from those old days when
‘chalk’ and ‘talk’ where the only aids of
teaching. Modern technology has placed
different types of instructional aid at his
disposal. A part from text books, there are
different types of reference books, pamphlets,
magazines, maps, globes, charts, projects etc
which must be used to make the teaching-learning
A social science room or what a few
subject specialists would like to term as social
science laboratory ,fully equipped with modern
aids, will provide a pleasant social and co-operative
environment where the teachers and
the learners feel homely. Social science room
was must for every school. It has been
recognized that like science also require a
specially equipped room or laboratory. This
alone can facilitate the use of modern methods
and techniques like play way method, problem
method, project method and the socialized
recitation method etc. Special equipment are
needed for utilizing these methods.
A social science laboratory should
serve the purpose of a classroom, a library,
workshop, an amateur theatre, a student club,
a stockroom, all combined into one. It may
grow steadily and constantly as regards
equipment. It should be a place of ‘doing’
rather than of ‘talking’. Social science library is
an integral part of social studies. Social science
library is an integral part of social studies
programme and it helps in making it as living
and vital discipline. Social science library is the
treasure vault of the store house of ideas.
Social science library provides suitable
opportunities to the student to use fact in a
creative and productive way to arrive at their
own independent conclusions and enable them
to grow in enriched knowledge, abilities, skills
Some of the considerations which
necessitate the provision of a special room for
social science are given below.
providing ‘home of their own’ to social
science teachers for developing enthusiasm
for the subject and faith in themselves and
creating and maintaining an effective
providing a quick and ready functional
environment by making available workroom
for the students.
introducing variety in teaching methods and
facilitating the use of teaching aids readily
saving energy and time in carrying round
equipment like charts, maps, models,
pictures and projectors etc.
EQUIPMENT OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE ROOM
The room should be well
equipped with adequate teaching equipment
so that functional environment is created and
the teacher and the students are motivated
to work. It should have the following
Audio visual material which includes
epidiascope, film strip, magic lantern,
projector, tape recorder etc.
Charts and graphs.
Maps and atlases.
Rain gauge, thermometers of different
kinds, wind vane.
Rock-stones and minerals.
Slide album containing slides showing
architecture dancing, music, painting,
Stamps of different kinds.
Survey instruments-box compass,
compass, chain and arrows, divider,
foot rule or scale, flage, plane table,
prismatic compass, protector, spirit
level, survey field book, tape, tripod.
Time charts and graphs.
Unit booklets dealing with a variety of
topics ranging from family life and
neighborhood to people of other land
Literary materials which include tales
of adventure, easy biographies,
historical series, travel stories,
historical novels etc.
Periodicals and magazines dealing
with current events and various
aspects of life showing art, literature,
music, dance etc.
Pamphlets published by various
agencies including central and state
governments and specialized agencies
and also by internal agencies like the
UNO and UNESCO etc.
The social science room is an important one in
every social science teaching. There are so
many modern teaching aids were used such as
charts, graphs, maps, atlases, models, globes,
bulletin boards etc. The social science room
create a suitable environment for teachers and
all students. It motivated all students to do
their work. It helps the students to enrich their
knowledge, skill and abilities. The social science
room is an integral part of social studies.
1.Techniques of teaching social science
Mallela Pitchi Reddy.
Digumarti Bhaskara Rao.