ERIC Number: ED186289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Indiana in the World.
Erickson, Robert; Lowrie, Jane
This handbook for secondary teachers contains activities, exercises, and strategies designed to make more obvious and concrete the opportunities local communities and states provide for students to learn about and to participate in global affairs. A major objective is to help high school students develop the competencies needed to identify and to assess the significance of the contacts and connections between life in their states and hometowns and life in cities and villages around the world. Each of the 33 activities included in the handbook is self-contained with objectives, materials needed, and suggested procedures for classroom use. Many different kinds of activities are included. For example, in one activity students use a questionnaire to survey local civic, service, or religious organizations to determine ways they are linked to the world. Students organize the data from the questionnaires into charts and tables which they then analyze. In the "Take a Trip Abroad" activity students fill out a passport application, make plans for an imaginary trip, keep a record of their trip, and analyze passport information for their state. Other activities help students assess the impact of foreign students, recent immigrants, and ethnic restaurants on Indiana and its communities. In addition, ethnic ties and language influences are examined. Although the handbook was written for Indiana teachers, teachers from other states can easily use or adapt the activities. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Organizations, Community Study, Cultural Background, Ethnic Origins, Global Approach, Local History, Newspapers, Religious Organizations, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, State History, Teaching Guides
Indiana Department of Public Instruction, Division of Curriculum, Room 229, State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (single copies, free)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Several pages may not reproduce clearly in paper copy due to fading ink, small print, and photographs.