ERIC Number: ED054989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Anne Arundel County Board of Education, Annapolis, MD.
This curriculum guide, prepared by workshop participants under Title III ESEA, Project Social Studies, uses Moscow as a case study for analyzing all factors that influence the growth of cities. The unit problem-What role do geographic factors play in the development of cities in the Soviet Union as centers for political, economic, and cultural activities as compared to other cities throughout the world--is investigated through ten individualized, flexibly designed lessons. Broad generalizations for the unit are: 1) geographic surroundings influence the location and development of cities; 2) national cultural forces help determine the importance of population centers; 3) cities evolve as a result of the basic interdependence of people and serve as their center of culture, industry, and government; and, 4) sustenance and revitalization of the city are the responsibility of every citizen. A number of skills are expected to develop as a result of this learning experience. Among them: 1) formulating and proving hypothesis; 2) conducting research; 3) using and developing maps; and, 4) gathering data from non-book materials. Transparencies, tapes, and films are integral to the lessons, and learning activities include simulation, small group discussions, and games. An appendix lists the suggested audio-visual materials and their sources. (JLB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Guides, European History, Geographic Concepts, Human Geography, Individualized Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study, Urban Studies, Urbanization
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Anne Arundel County Board of Education, Annapolis, MD.
Identifiers: Moscow; Russian Culture; Russian History; USSR