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ISSN : 2456-3676

Title:
NEED ASSESSMENT OF HISTORY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL IN TEMBILAHAN HIGH SCHOOL: AN EFFORT TO INTEGRATE THE LOCAL ECONOMIC HISTORY TO HISTORY CURRICULUM

Authors:
Atqo Akmal, Warto and Sariyatun

Abstract:
The research aims to capture the existing conditions of history subject learning in Tembilahan High School (SMA Negeri 1 Tembilahan), in Indragiri Hilir Regency - Riau Province, Indonesia. The research results indicate that the history instructional materials currently used in Tembilahan High School have not been effective to meet the teaching and learning needs of teacher and students. It found that history instructional materials are having the weakness such as: 1) its inability to associate and accommodate the local history of student's society; 2) its accessibility, because the whole textbook are provided by the school, so the students only used it during teaching and learning activities or read it in the library; 3) its availability, because there is just one book title that explains the local history of students' society. The lack of history local history of Indragiri Hilir society has led difficulty to integrate the local history on the teaching and learning activities. Recommendation of the research is a development of instructional material products related to the economic history of Indragiri Hilir's coconut commodity.

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