ERIC Number: ED061143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies: Great Debates in American History.
This elective course in American Studies, one of a series revised to fit the quinmester organization of schools, is intended for 10th through 12th grade students. The aim of the course is for students to develop their capacity to examine and make judgements about controversial issues of the past and present. Emphasis is on an analysis of selected debates or issues in American history. Personalities of those involved in the controversies are examined. The course content outlines units on debates concerning Independence, between Hamilton and Jefferson, and the Mexican War. After examining selected historical controversies, students research an historical issue of their own choice. A section on objectives and learning activities emphasizes discussion and informal debates. A materials section of the guide lists textual materials, alternate student and class materials, and, teacher reference materials. Related documents are: SO 002 708 through SO 002 718, and SO 002 768 through SO 002 792. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, American Studies, Behavioral Objectives, Colonial History (United States), Conflict Resolution, Constitutional History, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Debate, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, History Instruction, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Quinmester Program
Note: An Authorized Course of Instruction for the Quinmester Program