ERIC Number: ED040897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Special Social Studies Class Under Model School Program of the Washington, D.C. Public School System. Final Report.
Mundstuk, Jay; Kuzmack, Linda
The report summarizes the background, objectives, developmental work, conclusions, and recommendations of Cardozo High School's urban problems program. A one semester elective civics course for seniors was developed. The objectives of the course are: 1) to develop knowledge and practical skills (comparative shopping, budgeting, housing) to cope with city problems; 2) to foster participation in neighborhood and city life and government; 3) to build academic skills; 4) to broaden educational and vocational choices; and 5) to involve students in the search for ways out of the urban dilemma, within a black framework, by working on a neighborhood redevelopment plan. Considerable field work takes the classroom into the city for visits to organizations, interviews, photographs, community; surveys, participation in community meetings and political life, and data gathering on housing, jobs, and education. Observation and data are recorded, analyzed, and reported to the class. Students bring community resources into the classroom; community and government agency publications, tape rrcordings, newspapers, speakers from city, state, and federal agencies, and community leaders. Descriptions of the course units and materials, excerpts from student reports, and a bibliography are appended. (SBE)
Descriptors: Black Community, Career Choice, Citizenship, Civics, Community Study, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Field Experience Programs, High Schools, Induction, Inquiry, Neighborhood Improvement, Resource Materials, Social Adjustment, Social Problems, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Urban Education, Urban Problems, Urban Renewal
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Washington Planning and Housing Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Cardozo High School DC; District of Columbia