Abstract: This study focused on selected strategies on ways of improving the teaching of social studies in upper basic schools in Ebonyi State. The purpose of the study was to specifically ascertain if proper use of instructional materials could improve the teaching of social studies in upper basic schools in Ebonyi State, find out if teachers of social studies in Ebonyi State are qualified. The design of the study was a descriptive survey research. The population of the study comprised all 250 social studies teachers in Ebonyi State. Two research questions and one hypothesis was designed and tested to guide the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire titled Selected Strategies on Ways of Improving the Teaching of Social Studies (SSWITSS) in Ebonyi State. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and Chi-square. Findings from the investigation revealed respondents acceptance that all items of the questionnaire significantly improve the teaching of social studies, instructional materials and teachers qualification significantly improve the teaching of social studies. It was recommended that both students and teachers should improvise instructional materials for effective teaching and learning delivery.
Igba Daniel Igba and Simon C. Nnamani, 2017. Selected Strategies on Ways of Improving the Teaching of Social Studies in Upper Basic Schools in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. International Business Management, 11: 2160-2165.