ERIC Number: ED063202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies: Dissent and Change in America.
Abrams, Grace C.; Schmidt, Fran
Students, grades 7 through 9, will examine and hopefully gain understanding of the process for effecting change within the structure of a Democratic society in this quinmester course of study. Focus is upon the reasons, limits, methods, and effectiveness of American dissent bringing about social change. The responsibility of citizenship in a Democracy is stressed. Thirteen units are: 1) Reasons for Dissent in America; 2) Methods of Protest and Dissent; 3) Basic Guarantees for the Right to Dissent; 4) Conflicts in History: Cause and Effect Relationships; 5) Role of Individuals in Influencing Change; 6) Analysis of Conflict Today; 7) Radical Groups Engaged in Protest; 8) Minority Groups Engaged in Protest; 9) Anti-Dissent Groups; 10) Limits of Protest/limits of Control; 11) Problems Facing Youth; 12) Future Outlook. Included is a bibliography of books, periodical articles, and multi-media materials recommended for student and teacher readings. Related documents are: SO 002 708 through SO 002 718, SO 002 768 through SO 002 792, and SO 002 949 through SO 002 970. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Activism, Activity Units, Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship Responsibility, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Dissent, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Junior High Schools, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Action, Social Change, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Quinmester Program