ERIC Number: ED045503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
United States History in the Secondary School. Labor in America.
Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education, NJ.
This is one unit of the series described in SO 000 378. In the nineteen thirties and forties, government began to act as the fulcrum in a balance of power between labor and industry. It is necessary for the students to understand the importance of the role of all three in American Society today. The specific objectives of this unit are enumerated: 1) to explore the growth and influence of organized labor in a changing America; 2) to correlate the relationship of the labor movement and its recognition of the rights of the laborere, and the movement for the basic rights of man; 3) to recognize the problems of labor today associated with automation and technology --educational needs, leisure time, early retirement, white-collar unionization; 4) to be aware of the conflict areas and problems of labor --collective bargaining, right to strike, equal rights for the races and sexes, and the right to work; 5) to discover that the study of labor is interdisciplinary --history, sociology, anthropology, and economics; 6) to appreciate the contributions of labor to the creative arts; 7) to develop an empathy for the worker, and an appreciation of skills and craftsmanship; and, 8) to realize that American economic growth depends on each individual's skill development or the performance of a service in contribution. (SBE)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Government Role, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Economics, Labor Legislation, Labor Problems, Labor Relations, Learning Activities, Learning Laboratories, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Unions, United States History, Units of Study, Values
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education, NJ.