ERIC Number: ED049998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Political and Economic Behavior of Man: A Course of Study.
Cooperative Curriculum Service Center, Centerville, MD.
This curriculum guide is designed to assist teachers in using such innovative techniques in the new social studies as concept teaching and inquiry with below average students. It is divided into two non-sequential semesters. Each of eleven units emphasize a single concept, in economics: 1) consumption, consumer purchasing, credit, deception, budget; 2) economic systems; 3) scarcity; 4) distribution; 5) resources; 6) independence; and in political science: 7) government; 8) leadership; 9) decision making; 10) citizenship; and, 11) conflict. The lessons within these units include: 1) several major understandings; 2) supportive content; 3) key questions; and, 4) learning activities. Several techniques are used in the activities: student research, interviewing, field trips, library and resource utilization, chart and map work, guest speakers, role-playing, skits, simulation, discussion and debate, story writing, speech-making, and oral reporting. The multimedia listings include: political cartoons, newspapers and magazines, commercial radio and television, books, case studies, resource people, sociograms, art, games, audiovisual materials, bulletin boards, and scrapbooks. This is classified as one of several "stop-gap curriculums" by the Center with 5 two-week units, 4 three-week units, 4 one-week units, and only 1 four-week unit. (SBE)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Economics, Economics Education, Field Instruction, Fundamental Concepts, Inquiry, Learning Activities, Low Ability Students, Mass Media, Multimedia Instruction, Political Science, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Simulation, Slow Learners, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Curriculum Service Center, Centerville, MD.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; New Social Studies