ERIC Number: ED065416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Great Issues: Social Studies Elective - Grade 12; Great Issues A - Regents Credit; Great Issues B - School Credit.
Syracuse City School District, NY.
This revised social studies course outline follows the New York State Methodology in the development of understandings, the building of concepts, and the generalizations arrived at in the study of a variety of broad issues at the local, state, national, and international levels. General objectives are to provide students with opportunity for in-depth study in critical thinking on current issues, using discussion as a primary teaching technique and also activity units that incorporate some role playing. Concepts, understandings, suggested activities, and resources provide a framework for each of twelve relevant issues on the relationship between urban and suburban areas, students' voices in education, racial conflict, social problems, censorship, protest and dissent vs law and order, pollution, poverty, human relations, living in space, population control, and the roles of Asia, Africa, Latin America in tomorrow's world. (SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Current Events, Curriculum Guides, Developing Nations, Dissent, Grade 12, Human Relations, Local Issues, Political Issues, Population Growth, Public Affairs Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Urban Studies, World Problems
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.