ERIC Number: ED065391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
American Studies: Humanities. Curriculum Study and Improvement Project.
Designed for eleventh grade students, this guide incorporates the four disciplines of art, music, literature, and history. The objectives are for students to apply knowledge gained from the study of past problems toward the problems of contemporary society; to develop an understanding of cultural and societal patterns; to trace personal values of today from traditional values; to appreciate the interrelatedness of the liberal arts; and to appreciate those products of man which exhalt his spirit and give dignity to his life. Teacher developed materials emphasizing the ideas, attitudes, actions, and accomplishments of the American focus upon a thematic approach. An outline of the general objectives for each of the six units of work planned for the year as well as some of the activities, materials, and resources are given. 1) "Renaissance Man" sets the background for the course; 2) "Puritan Man" shows the Puritan influence on society; 3) "The New American" focuses on the Revolutionary period; 4) "Frontier Man" emphasizes the period from 1830 to the end of the 19th century and introduces the Turner thesis; 5) "Disillusioned Man" discusses idealism and disillusionment in the period from 1900 to 1939; and 6) "Contemporary Man" encourages students to consider current major problems and to apply humanitarian principles to them. (SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, American Studies, Art Education, Curriculum Guides, Grade 11, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Thematic Approach, United States History, United States Literature, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Curriculum Study and Improvement Project