ERIC Number: ED059957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies: The American Experience.
Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
This selective survey of America's history and development designed for grades seven through nine is one of a series of curriculum guides revised to fit the quinmester administrative organization of schools. The aim for the nine week unit course is: to provide a broad content framework that will give students a background enabling them to later select other courses in American Studies; to teach historical concepts; to provide students with basic knowledge about America; and, to demonstrate the idea that to understand the present one must comprehend the past. The guide is divided into four sections. Section 1 lists nine goals for the course. Section 2 outlines course content which includes units on explorers and colonists, the American Revolution, Emergence of a new nation, nationalism and manifest destiny, the Civil War, and America in the 20th century. Section 3 lists objectives and learning activities that require student participation for each unit. Section 4 provides a list of basic textual materials and alternate classroom materials to use in addition or in place of required materials. Supplemental teacher resources are enumerated. (SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, American History, American Studies, Behavioral Objectives, Colonial History (United States), Concept Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, History Instruction, Junior High Schools, Reconstruction Era, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Quinmester Program