ERIC Number: ED036474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A School- Developed Program: American Studies. Inquiry Into Innovations Series. Special Report.
Sokol, Alvin P., Ed.; Marshall, Jon C., Ed.
The four papers in this report present an examination of several aspects of American Studies, a humanities-oriented, interdisciplinary (history and literature) course for 11th grade students at University City (Missouri) Senior High School. "Philosophy of the University City School District. . . Implications for the Development of the American Studies Program" examines the climate within the district which fosters staff development of curriculum. "The Role of Educational Research in the Demonstration School Project" discusses the encouragement, development, research and dissemination of innovative practices, e.g., the development of behavioral objectives through interaction of the research team and the 12-member teaching team. "Student Behavioral Expectations and Activities as Perceived by Teachers and Students" presents research findings pertaining to American Studies (a student-centered, process-oriented program) as compared to conventional programs (See SP 003 559). "Program Implementation and Teaching Strategies" describes the instructional climate, classroom techniques, and continuing program development by the American Studies teaching teams. Included with the papers are the 25 behavioral objectives (in five skill areas) for the two-semester course; the eight-unit course outline with subjects, reading, films, and composition assignments for each week; and the history-literature concept outlines for Units 1, 3, and 4. (JS)
Descriptors: American History, Board of Education Policy, Course Content, Course Objectives, Courses, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Environment, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary School Curriculum, Team Teaching, Thematic Approach, United States Literature
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University City School District, MO.
Note: A Symposium presented at the National Council for the Social Studies, 49th Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, Nov. 1969