ERIC Number: ED053041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Unit on Continuity and Change for Three- and Four-Year-Olds.
Keach, Everett T., Jr.; And Others
In this unit selected activities seek to bring preprimary children to an awareness that man lives in a social milieu, never static, never identical to that of yesterday or that of tomorrow, and rarely altered to the extent the casual observer initially believes. In dealing with continuity and change, the authors began with certain assumptions: 1) learning should involve children to the highest degree possible; 2) social learning should deal with numerous examples of cultural and geographical settings out of the child's immediate tactile range; and, 3) social studies activities do relate to the adjustment of the individual to American mores. However, that adjustment does not emerge as the primary task of social studies education. Successful social behavior in the classroom community reaps benefits in all subject areas and, hence, falls within the responsibility of the school as a whole. The twenty lessons provided follow this format: 1) a behaviorly stated objective; 2) suggested materials; 3) teaching procedures; and, 4) occasionally an additional note to teachers. The complementary units in this series are: SO 001 639 through SO 001 643. (Author/AWW)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Research and Development Center in Educational Stimulation.