ERIC Number: ED223061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Program for the Gifted and Talented, September 1, 1976 through August 31, 1979.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Intended for teachers, the document provides a framework for developing curricula for gifted and talented students in Georgia. Section 1 offers a rationale for the curriculum framework and considers components of curriculum design. It is pointed out that by providing varied and ongoing experiences in the composite world of the learner (arts/sciences/humanities), the entire curriculum program for the gifted learner renders an open-ended framework for exploring vocations and avocations compatible with interests, needs, and abilities of individual students. Section 2, which makes up most of the document, contains a variety of mini-courses or units of study designed for and field tested with gifted and talented students enrolled in special education programs within local Georgia school systems. Courses represent a variety of ages and levels of development (primary through senior high). Each mini-course is presented as a sample, model, or prototype. The section begins with an introduction to the mini-course and a sample evaluative instrument. Goals and procedures for conducting an independent study program are outlined. Another part contains an outline for teachers to use in organizing a study tour (a project in which the student develops a product which helps gain more sophisticated skills in specified performance areas). A mini-course titled "Say Cheez" contains nine parts with lessons and activities for primary through senior high school students. Subsequent mini-courses cover subjects which include the following: emotions and creativity, American Indian art and customs, proverbs and fables, flying machines, rocks and minerals, string sculpture, creative dramatics, family finances, communication, architecture, oceanography, career exploration, speedreading, Greek and Roman mythology, and humor in literature. Usually outlined for each mini-course are student objectives, thought processes to be developed, instructional materials, content, questions to be considered by students, activities and strategies, and evaluation procedures. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office for Gifted and Talented.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.