ERIC Number: ED059927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Urban Studies. Senior Division.
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
This curriculum guide describes a course on urban studies for high school seniors. A major aim is to help students understand the nature of cities and towns. Themes are intended to stimulate inquiry into urban problems and present opportunities for concept formation and problem solving by encouraging direct experience with the environment. It is suggested that teachers treat topics from a broad humanities viewpoint. This publication is divided into three main parts: Part I is the introduction. Part II, Urban Studies, is based upon thirteen themes grouped into three main sections that may be taken in any order: 1) The Modern City; 2) The Growth and Support of Towns; and, 3) Urbanization and Society. At the end of each section ways are suggested in which individuals, small groups, or classes can undertake topics of interest to them and all gain insight into the urban scene and its manifold aspects. Part III suggests urban study techniques that will help students and teachers organize for interaction of content, materials, and process and will allow students to become involved with work that is of interest to them. A selected bibliography follows each of the three sections, and a general bibliography and resource list is provided. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Community Study, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Environmental Education, Grade 12, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Sociology, Units of Study, Urban Areas, Urban Culture, Urban Environment, Urban Planning, Urban Problems, Urban Studies, Urbanization, World Problems
Ontario Department of Education, Publications Department, Mowat Block, Queens Park, Toronto, 182, Canada
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.