ERIC Number: ED162919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Look into Crowds.
Christian Education Movement, London (England).
This booklet is designed to help British teachers introduce concepts of crowds to young students. Elementary school students will better understand issues of crowd behavior such as rural to urban migration and crowding in urban areas if they realize that all crowds are composed of individual human beings. Teachers can help students become familiar with the nature of crowds by encouraging them to participate in class discussions and individual research projects on topics such as crowded cities, housing a crowd, crowds at play, crowds drawn together for political or military purposes, participation in special in-crowds, and entertainment crowds. Students can be directed to discuss questions regarding disadvantages of city living, reasons people leave rural areas to move to the city, the right of people to live wherever they want, and the role of government and charity organizations in providing services to poor people. Students can also be involved in activities such as observing crowds in streets, shops, buses, and places of entertainment; map and globe exercises; and analyzing statements about crowds by public officials and media people. Teachers can provide the necessary background information for students on these and other crowd-related topics by reviewing with them factual material presented in the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Futures (of Society), Group Dynamics, Group Experience, Groups, Housing, Human Living, Learning Activities, Medical Services, Population Growth, Poverty, Quality of Life, Rural to Urban Migration, Social Change, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Urban Areas, Urban Population, Urban Problems
Christian Education Movement, 2 Chester House, Pages Lane, London N10 1PR, England ($1.40, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Christian Education Movement, London (England).
Identifiers: Crowding; Great Britain
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