ERIC Number: ED040116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Hunters Point Redeveloped: A Sixth-Grade Venture. A Tape Transcription of Sixth Graders Discussing Their Plan for Redeveloping a Depressed Area in San Francisco.
Leeper, Robert, R., Ed.; O'Neill, Mary A., Ed.
A class composed of many minority group children in a low socio-economic area school some distance from Hunters Point, developed this Proposal in a self-created social studies unit. The children and their teacher had been motivated by a summer crisis which had the city in a turmoil. They decided to investigate what could be done to improve the community, and, to make the community their classroom. Newspapers were devoured, city authorities and personnel on the Redevelopment Planning Board were interviewed, the slums were visited, conditions with regard to education and recreation were researched. An elementary teacher education class at San Francisco State College worked with them. The sixth grade plan included: cooperative integrated housing projects, an African-Negro Cultural Center, a rapid transit line, medical facilities, new schools, and, parks and recreational facilities. The costs of their plan were analyzed, and it was suggested that the State, the City, and the Federal Government would share these costs. The residents of the community would take part in planning and the actual construction thereby providing jobs for the black residents. Later, as a compliment to their dreams, the city approved a plan for this area incorporating many of their ideas. (SBE)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Community Change, Community Study, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs, Minority Group Children, Planned Communities, Slums, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Projects, Units of Study, Urban Improvement, Urban Renewal
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (NEA), 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.