ERIC Number: ED237426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Communication. GPE Humanities Series.
Marquis, Carol; And Others
Intended to help elementary and secondary students develop a global perspective, this manual contains ready-to-use lessons and activities dealing with the concept of communication. The materials can be used in individual courses in the social studies, language arts, and science, or in interdisciplinary courses. The activities in part 1 deal with "Communication and Miscommunication." Students create a symbolic language, explore the use of silent language and nonverbal sounds, try to communicate without words, study the uses of dialect and jargon, discover sign languages in the road signs of their areas, create their own posters, and learn about barriers to communication. "Modes of Expression" is the focus on the activities in part 2. Students learn how early American women used needlework as a form of expression, compare social and aesthetic aspects of sports through readings and pictures, make their own statements with music and words, and analyze classic myths and create new variations on the ancient themes. Information provided for each activity includes purpose, time required, a description of materials needed, and specific teaching procedures.(RM)
Descriptors: Athletics, Communication (Thought Transfer), Concept Teaching, Dialects, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Music, Mythology, Relevance (Education), Science Instruction, Social Studies, Symbolic Language
Global Perspectives in Education, Inc., 218 East 18th St., Box 76, New York, NY 10003 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Global Perspectives in Education, Inc., New York, NY.
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