ERIC Number: ED051029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Communities Around the World. Early California Mining Camp. Teacher's Resource Unit.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.
This resource guide, revised in 1968, outlines one of a series of units prepared for grade 3 on the theme Communities Around the World. Background information on the California Gold Mining Camp is given for the teacher describing the physical site, historical period, community structure, social characteristics, and governmental role. General objectives of the study are outlined; concepts, generalizations, skills, and attitudes to be developed are defined. Course content is presented in a format designed to help teachers see the relationships among objectives, content, teaching procedures, and materials of instruction. An interdisciplinary approach is incorporated into the 49 teaching strategies. Educational media related to this unit are listed and some pupil materials prepared for this study are appended. Other documents in this series of elementary curriculum guides are SO 001 275 through SO 001 287. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Community Study, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Geology, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Grade 3, Human Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Resources, Resource Materials, Site Analysis, Social Change, Social Studies, Social Systems, Socioeconomic Influences, United States History, Units of Study, Values Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.
Identifiers: California Gold Rush; Mining; United States (West)
Note: Revised following field testing in the Chelmsford, Mass. Public Schools