ERIC Number: ED238788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Making Decisions: Our Global Connection. Lessons for Teaching Citizenship Skills and Concepts Using Local Involvement in World Affairs: Grades 8-12.
Woyach, Robert B.; And Others
Self-contained lessons for use in secondary level social studies, English, and language arts courses will help students understand that they are a part of a global community. Although written for use in Ohio schools, the lessons can easily be adapted for use in other states. Unit 1 shows students how the decisions of people in other countries can affect their lives and their futures, and how their own decisions can affect people of other lands. Examples of activities include having students discuss things they can do to reduce the impact of oil price increases, identify foods used in mid-Ohio which are not produced in the United States, and identify how some Ohio organizations are involved internationally. Unit 2 shows students the ways in which interests, values, stereotypes, and roles affect how people judge international activities. Examples of activities include having students read and discuss materials circulated by specific Ohio organizations involved in international activities and infer goals and objectives from them, and decide where to locate a new factory abroad. Information provided for each lesson includes duration, purpose, objective, background information for teachers, and student materials. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Study, Cultural Awareness, Decision Making, English Instruction, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Local History, Secondary Education, Stereotypes, Values, World Affairs
The Columbus Council on World Affairs International Center, 57 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mershon Center.; Columbus Council on World Affairs, OH.