ERIC Number: ED048082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Social Studies; Grade 11: American History.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
This syllabus, revised in 1967, presents a thematic approach to history instruction with emphasis on concept development and relevant understandings. Five major topics focus on these areas: (1) American People (Immigration and Reaction to Immigrants, American Culture Patterns, Population, Civil Rights; (2) Government and Politics (Constitutional Theory and Practice, Political Leadership and Decision-Making, Federal State Relationship, Citizen Relationship to Government, New York State Government); (3) American Economic Life (The Economy, Mercantile Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism, Government Involvement, Government Finance); (4) American Civilization in Historical Perspective (Education, Creativity, Mass Media, Ideological Battles, Social Control); (5) United States in World Affairs (The Nation State, The Emerging Nation, The Expanding Nation, Power and Commitment, Global Commitment and Leadership). Main topics are introduced by a summary of content and an overview of concepts, understandings, and generalizations to be examined. Lead questions appear with each subtopic. In the section "How to Use This Syllabus," teachers are advised to utilize audiovisual materials, to emphasize planned learning experiences for concept development, and to supplement content with the CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION PLANNING GUIDE. Texts or other resource bibliographies are not listed. (SO 000 675 through SO 000 682 are related documents). (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Concept Teaching, Current Events, Grade 11, History Instruction, Induction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multimedia Instruction, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Thematic Approach, United States History, Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.