SOCIAL STUDIES

Carlong Social Studies Essentials for CSEC With SBA, Study Guide & Exercises And Interactive DVD

Carlong Social Studies Essentials for CSEC With SBA, Study Guide & Exercises And Interactive DVD

Level: Secondary

Series Title: Carlong . . . for CSEC . . .

Subject: Social Studies

ISBN: 978 976 638 109 7

Pages: 420

Age Group: 14 - 17 years

Published: November 2011

Carlong Social Studies Essentials for CSEC With SBA, Study Guide and Exercises And Interactive DVD is a new edition of CXC Social Studies Essentials with SBA, Study Guide and Exercises that provides more comprehensive coverage of the CSEC Social Studies syllabus.

The textbook is accompanied by an exciting interactive DVD that will help students to understand better the most challenging topics. The DVD features numerous videos, games, quizzes and statistical data to enhance the students' learning experience.

The textbook and DVD help to prepare students to do well in the examination and expose them to real-life Caribbean and global examples to further concretize and clarify concepts.

Organization of the text

The textbook is organized into 3 parts.
Part 1 provides useful information for the students and teachers, with special focus on the structure of the syllabus and the examination.
Part 2 focuses on the 11 teaching topics:
Section 1 The Individual in Society
Section 2 The Family and Society
Section 3 Contemporary Issues among Individuals and Society
Section 4 Social Groups
Section 5 Institutions
Section 6 Sustainable Development and the Use of Resources
Section 7 Physical and Natural Resources
Section 8 Regional Integration
Section 9 Communication
Section 10 Consumer Affairs
Section 11 Tourism
N.B. A step-by-step task-based SBA Guide is presented over four sections (4 - 7) to help the stu.dents complete their SBA in a timely manner.
Part 3 consists of two full examination test papers that simulate the CSEC examination. These test papers provide useful practice for students as well as private candidates.

Author

Dr. Mervyn Sandy
retired as Principal of Tranquility Secondary School in Trinidad and now works as an education consultant. He has had many years' experience as an examiner in regional examinations.

Key Features

Objectives and Overview presented at the start of each section
See examples on pages: 8, 9, 33, 34, 93, 94, 163, 164, 214, 215, 293, 294

Take Care notes focus on the areas of weakness to which students should pay more attention
See examples on pages: 8, 33, 93, 118, 163, 214, 257, 351

Case Study provides various scenarios for students to respond to
See examples on pages: 18, 19, 44, 45, 58, 59, 83, 112, 171

Research questions direct students to additional useful information
See examples on pages: 15, 38, 53, 75, 130, 168, 188, 203, 219, 261, 284, 343

Applying the Concepts tests students' ability to apply content or theory to real-life situations
See examples on pages: 30, 62, 113, 157, 206, 251, 320, 347

Examination Tip provides useful information on what to look out for in the examination
See examples on pages: 90, 113, 207, 289, 347

SBA Guide provides detailed guidelines on how to do the SBA
See pages: 116 - 117, 160 - 162, 210 - 211, 254 - 255

Multiple Choice Questions and Essay Questions at the end of each section test students knowledge of the various topics
See examples on pages: 64, 91 - 92, 115, 158, 209, 253, 290,291, 349, 374 - 375

Varied Exercises offer practice that will engage different learners and sharpen their critical thinking skills
See examples on pages: 47, 56, 156, 170, 251, 336

Two full examination practice papers simulate the CSEC examination
See pages: 379 - 403

Comprehensive index provides easy references
See pages: 406 - 408

Look out For:

  • Interactive DVD that provides extra material and caters to all types of learners
  • Tips and pointers on how to do well in the examination
  • How to Write a Good Essay Guide
  • Simulated practice examination papers
  • Glossary/Index
  • SBA Checklist