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ERIC Number: ED001783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 23
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THE HIGHER HORIZONS PROGRAM.
OTHS, FLORENCE V.; STRUMPF, BENJAMIN E.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR THIRD-, FOURTH-, AND FIFTH-GRADE STUDENTS IN THE BRONX SCHOOLS WERE PREPARED. CURRICULUM AREAS FOR GRADES 3 AND 4 WERE--HEALTH, LANGUAGE ARTS, MUSIC, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE. IN SCIENCE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF THE COMMUNITY AND SCIENCE IN EVERYDAY LIVING WERE EXPLORED. NEW TEACHERS WERE ORIENTED TO THE PROGRAM IN WORKSHOP MEETINGS. THREE TEACHERS WERE PROVIDED WITH EXTENSIVE GUIDANCE DATA FOR EACH PUPIL AND WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING ACCURATE RECORDS. THE CURRICULUM INCLUDED NEWSPAPERS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AUDIOVISUAL ENRICHMENT PERIODS, AND TRIPS, IN ADDITION TO REGULAR COURSE WORK. TRIPS WERE MADE TO MUSEUMS, PARKS, THEATERS, AND OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST. LISTS OF EVENTS OF INTEREST WERE PREPARED MONTHLY. APPROXIMATELY 20 ENRICHMENT FILMS WERE PROVIDED FOR THIRD- AND FOURTH-GRADE STUDENTS. SUGGESTIONS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION INCLUDED RHYTHM AND SONG ACTIVITIES, DANCES, AND GAMES. PARENT WORKSHOPS WERE SET UP TO EXPLAIN THE PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM, AND TO AID PARENTS IN DEALING WITH THEIR CHILDREN.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Bronx, NY. District 17-18.
Identifiers: HIGHER HORIZONS PROGRAM; New York (Bronx)