ERIC Number: ED049140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Air Age Education. Elementary Units.
Fountain Valley School District, CA.
The purpose of these units are: 1) to teach social science concepts using aviation as a vehicle to create interest and provide a meaningful context; 2) to facilitate skilled development through varied learning experiences which meet the individual needs of the students; 3) to provide learning experiences which build upon previous knowledge; 4) to develop the ability to apply knowledge to real life situations; 5) to develop the student's ability to think critically and logically; and, 6) to develop wholesome attitudes, values, and sensitivities through group interaction. Three major observations are woven through the content and activities: 1) aviation affects man's cultural patterns; 2) it is vital to modern man's communication and interaction in society; and, 3) modern man is dependent upon an economic system which is influenced by the use of aviation resources. The units are designed for kindergarten through eighth grade, and can also be utilized in language arts, science, and arithmetic. Many resources are appended: biographies on aviation pioneers, synopsis of aviation rules and regulations, a bibliography of books, booklets, periodicals, articles, and audiovisual materials. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Induction, Junior High Schools, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Units of Study
Cessna Aircraft Company, Air Age Education Division, Wichita, Kansas 67201 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Airlines, New York, NY.; Cessna Aircraft Co., Wichita, KS.
Authoring Institution: Fountain Valley School District, CA.