ERIC Number: ED043538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies, Grade 11, American History Studies in Political, Social, and Cultural Developments. Course of Study and Related Learning Activities. Preliminary Materials.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
The purpose of this American History survey course is to capitalize upon the knowledge that students may already have of the history of the United States. It is designed to allow a more intensive in-depth study of the nation's development and of our present political and social institutions. Thus, four major themes have been divided into broad problems with the subject matter indicated by specific questions: 1) the structure, operation, and evolution of the American government; 2) the pluralistic nature of American society; 3) selected social and cultural institutions which have developed with changes in the American way of life; and, 4) the formulation and development of the United States foreign policies as the country changed from a colony to a world power. Related important current events are woven into the curriculum. Fundamental to this course is the need for student inquiry and investigation leading to the development of critical thinking. To teach conceptually, an interdisciplinary approach requires incorporation of the basic concepts and methods of all the social science disciplines. The suggested learning activities and media which follow the content outline contain possible approaches for teaching. SO 000 265 discusses the basic considerations of the curriculum series. (SBE)
Descriptors: American Culture, Citizenship, Concept Teaching, Current Events, Grade 11, Humanities, Induction, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Relations, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Systems, State Curriculum Guides, United States Government (Course), United States History, Units of Study, Values
Board of Education of the City of New York, Publications Sales Office, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 11201 ($7.00)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for International Programs and Cooperative Services.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
Note: History and Social Science Series