ERIC Number: ED198044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Ohio and the World.
Fuller, Michael J.
The 28 lessons for use in secondary social studies courses will help increase student awareness and understanding of the growing ties between life in Ohio and in their hometowns and life in villages and cities around the world. Although written specifically for use in Ohio schools, the lessons can easily be adapted for use in other states. Most of the lessons are self-contained and include all the data and background information which students will need to complete the activities. The activities are many and varied. Some examples follow. In the opening lesson, students compile a list of countries to which they have direct connection either by personal experience or indirect connection through the consumption of goods and services. In another lesson students are given trademarks for various companies and then asked to identify those companies which are American owned and those which are foreign owned. In a lesson, U.S. Goods and Foreign Markets, students make a list of American products sold in other countries. They then survey foreign magazines for advertisements for American products or goods and make a collage of the advertisements. One activity from the lesson How Far Can You Go On a Gallon of Gas? involves students in calculating miles that can be driven in different makes of automobiles in various countries for $10.00. In another lesson, Your State and National Defense, students learn what Department of Defense contracts mean to the people in their and surrounding states by analyzing and discussing statistical tables. In a culminating activity, students read and discuss an article which appeared in "U.S. News and World Report" on January 24, 1977, entitled "What People Around the World Say." (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Study, Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Origins, Global Approach, International Relations, Local History, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, World Affairs
Ohio Council for the Social Studies, Teacher Education Department, 307B McGuffey Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056 ($4.81).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Council for the Social Studies, Oxford.
Note: Some advertisements and tables may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy or microfiche. Funding made available through the Mid-America Program for Global Perspectives in Education.