ERIC Number: ED061146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies. Language Arts: American Biographies.
Abrams, Grace C.; Schmidt, Fran
The elective course of study about the lives of selected Americans who shaped events is intended for grades seven through nine and arranged to fit the quinmester administrative organization of schools. Aims for students are to: study key individuals in the context of their time to understand how they affect culture and history; identify with interesting Americans who enriched and contributed to American culture; and to recognize that values change with changing conditions and the passing of time. It is hoped that by using biography as a means the student will better understand history. Nine activity units outlined are: the definition and uses of Biography; Americans with Unpopular Causes; Americans who Achieved Success in spite of Prejudice and Discrimination; Social Reformers; Americans Related to Industry and Labor; Creative and Talented Americans; Americans Related to Science, Medicine, and Technology; Americans in Politics and Government; and, Americans Concerned with Cities. A resource materials section lists textual and audio-visual materials, and, supplemental pupil and teacher resources. Related documents are: SO 002 708 through SO 002 718, and SO 002 768 through SO 002 792. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, American Culture, Behavioral Objectives, Biographies, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Literature Programs, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History, United States Literature, 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