ERIC Number: ED021360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Educable Mentally Retarded, Level I.
Suo, Minnie Alice; Willemin, Helen
Intended for teachers of special classes of educable mentally retarded children aged 6 to 8 (mental age = 3.5 to 4.9), the guide stresses skills necessary to the development of physical, personal and social, and vocational competency. An introduction defines philosophy and goals, outlines the educable mentally retarded program and the readiness program, and explains the use of the guide. Suggested units include (1) citizenship and patriotism, (2) home and family, (3) foods, (4) shelter, (5) clothing, (6) travel, (7) recreation and leisure, and (8) the seasons. Each of the units provides an introduction and lists objectives and motivational activities. Suggested activities are arranged according to the skills and competencies being developed. Bases for evaluation, films, and books and stories for children are also listed for each unit. A bibliography for teachers cites curriculum guides (five), books (23), periodicals (two), filmstrips (19), and records (26). A bibliography for parents includes six items. Appendixes provide forms for pupil evaluation and parent permission for field trips. (bw)
Descriptors: Activities, Career Development, Children, Citizenship, Clothing, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Exceptional Child Education, Family Life Education, Food, Interpersonal Competence, Leisure Time, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Personality Development, Physical Development, Physical Environment, Primary Education, Recreation, Sciences, Self Care Skills, Skill Development, Social Development, Social Studies, Special Programs, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fort Worth Public Schools, TX.