ERIC Number: ED050005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Man: His Life and Work. A Career Orientation Manual for Teachers of Seventh and Eighth Grade Social Studies.
Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
Among the challenges facing the U.S. as it enters the 1970s has been one to public education to adapt its program to technological change and its social effects; this manual deals with a limited aspect of this problem. Seventh and eighth grade social studies instruction is the focal point of the effort, and career orientation is the theme by which adaptation will be approached whether a pupil is interested in pursuing a liberal arts, vocational, or technical program. This project was started in the summer of 1969 as an interdisciplinary effort including art, English, home economics, industrial education, mathematics, science, and social studies. This approach contributes to the following specific goals: 1) provide meaningful career information in the context of specific subject matter instruction; 2) strengthen pupil interest in all subject areas; 3) provide a classroom atmosphere which would foster pupil motivation and encourage learning by discovery; 4) encourage pupil investigations which would lead to greater self understanding; and, 5) provide activities for pupil participation which simulate many roles in careers. This activity manual includes more than 100 career activities related to American history, urban living, Ohio history, and the social sciences. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Cognitive Objectives, Current Events, Curriculum Guides, Grade 7, Grade 8, Induction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multimedia Instruction, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study, Urban Areas, Values, Values Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.