ERIC Number: ED052085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Modern Problems. Grade 12.
Wilmington Public Schools, DE.
The general purpose of the twelfth grade course is to help the student assume his role as a decision-maker in a democratic society. The nature and complexity of contemporary problems are examined using this guide to enable the student: 1) to analyze alternative solutions to these problems; 2) to develop attitudes and values appropriate to a democratic society; 3) to learn how to acquire a fund of knowledge which will enable him to participate intelligently in the political and cultural life of his times; and, 4) to develop the skills necessary for critical thinking. Three major social science disciplines and history are the integral parts of this interdisciplinary course: economics, political science, and sociology. The guide is flexible with each unit containing an overview, objectives, content questions, learning activities, and resources. The units and suggested times are: 1) Man in Society, two weeks; 2) Is Our Constitutional Democracy Adequate; six weeks, 3) Urban Problems, seven weeks; 4) The American Economic System, seven weeks; 5) Crime as a Problem in the United States, two weeks; and, 6) The Causes of World Tensions, seven weeks. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Crime, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Democratic Values, Grade 12, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Urban Problems, Values Education, World Problems
Curriculum Center, Wilmington Public Schools, Box 869, Wilmington, Delaware 19899 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: Wilmington Public Schools, DE.