ERIC Number: ED048036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
Second Grade Social Studies Unit.
Park Forest Public Schools District 163, IL.
This teaching guide contains the main idea of the unit, five sub-generalizations with suggestions for closely correlated learning activities, and references to instructional materials. The main idea of the unit is that "People from many difference groups work together to make the city a better place to live." Some of the supporting ideas explored in the unit are: the variety of work, play, and housing facilities in a city; city services; the differing character of neighborhoods and resultant problems; and advantages and disadvantages to city and suburban life. The instructional materials and learning experiences suggested are highly varied, and emphasize significant involvement of the students in the learning process. The appendix contains suggestions for a field trip to Chicago, which may be developed around a general view of the city, or a visit to ethnic centers. A bibliography of materials cited in the guide appears in the appendix, along with poems, stories, and other instructional materials. See SO 000 584 for a listing of related documents. (JLB)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Grade 2, Interdisciplinary Approach, Metropolitan Areas, Multimedia Instruction, Neighborhoods, Resource Materials, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Suburban Environment, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Urban Environment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Park Forest Public Schools District 163, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago); Illinois (Park Forest)