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ERIC Number: ED001418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Sep
Pages: 150
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UNITS OF WORK IN THE CORE CURRICULUM PROGRAM GRADE VI.
BUEHLER, RONALD G.
EIGHT UNITS OF WORLD HISTORY AND WORLD GEOGRAPHY ARE USED IN THE SIXTH GRADE AT GROSSE POINTE, MICHIGAN. THE PURPOSE OF THE FIRST UNIT, "MAN LEARNS TO USE HIS WORLD," IS TO CONSIDER CONTRIBUTIONS OF CULTURE BY OTHER CIVILIZATIONS AND GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. THIS HISTORY OF PRIMITIVE PEOPLES AND CIVILIZATIONS IS TAUGHT. POSSIBLE GROUP ACTIVITIES INCLUDE--THE MAKING OF DISPLAYS OF CAVE DWELLERS OR LAKE DWELLERS, OR WRITING A STORY ABOUT CAVE PEOPLE. INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE LISTING INVENTIONS OF THE CAVE MAN AND MAKING WIRE SCULPTURE OF PREHISTORIC ANIMALS. LISTS OF LIBRARY BOOKS AND FILMS ARE GIVEN. THE SECOND UNIT, "WHERE OUR CIVILIZATION BEGAN," DEALS WITH GREEK AND ROMAN LIFE AND ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR CIVILIZATION SUCH AS CONCEPTS OF JUSTICE AND GOVERNMENT. THE THIRD UNIT,"LIFE IN EUROPE CHANGES," CONSIDERS LIFE IN EUROPE AFTER THE DECLINE OF ROME, THE BARBARIC INVASIONS, AND THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY, THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE MIDDLE AGES TO OUR SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS ARE DISCUSSED, SUCH AS TRADE, THE CHURCH AND THE DISCOVERIES AND ARTISTIC REVIVALS OF THE RENAISSANCE. UNIT 4, "MODERN NATIONS DEVELOP IN WESTERN EUROPE," CONSIDERS THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF WESTERN EUROPE, ITS GEOGRAPHIC BEAUTY, SOCIAL CUSTOMS, AND EXPLORATIONS. UNIT 5, "LIFE IN EASTERN EUROPE," STUDIES CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR SOCIETY. UNIT 6, "NATIONS OF ASIA," TEACHES THE CONTRASTS IN CULTURES BETWEEN ASIA AND THE WEST IN ORDER TO PROMOTE BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THESE PEOPLES. CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND PHYSICAL FEATURES OF ASIA ARE CONSIDERED. UNIT 7,"LIFE IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND," AND UNIT 8, "EXPLORING AFRICA," AGAIN PROMOTE BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER PEOPLES AND PLACES.
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Authoring Institution: Grosse Pointe Public School System, MI.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Grosse Pointe)