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Learning to Live in Today's World. Grade 1.
Feeley, Dorothy M.
The supplementary primary grade social studies units have been developed in order to guide the child in the decision-making areas of citizenship, values, and human relations, and to develop within him a better understanding of his immediate environment and that of the world in which he lives, and to help him to adapt to a changing society and its demands. They are to be used as stepping stones towards developing a new awareness of the multi-racial and multi-ethnic groups including: Blacks, American Chinese, American Indians, Puerto Ricans, and Eskimos. The specific objectives of this unit for grade one are: 1) an appreciation of the relationship and interdependence of home, school, community, and the world; 2) an awareness of the need to belong to different groups; 3) an understanding that different nationalities celebrate different holidays; 4) an awareness of differences in personal appearance; and, 5) an awareness of the differences in urban and suburban life. Group discussion stimulated by inquiry questions is suggested along with role playing. Photographs, exhibits, assemblies, field trips, art, films and filmstrips are integral parts of the learning activities. A seven-page list of books for both students and teachers, and filmstrips is included. SO 001 458 and SO 001 459 are the units for grade two and grade three. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Bibliographies, Black Studies, Chinese Americans, Citizenship, Community Study, Cultural Awareness, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Eskimos, Ethnic Studies, Field Trips, Grade 1, Human Relations, Intergroup Education, Multimedia Instruction, Puerto Rican Culture, Social Studies, Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: Stoneham Public Schools, MA.