ERIC Number: ED244033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Urban Studies: A Social Studies Option for High Schools. Curriculum No. 00-406040.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
This guide presents seven units of study for secondary level social studies classes learning about New York City. The curriculum is designed to encourage students' active participation in, rather than passive observation of, their urban environment. Therefore, the various activities presented require students to investigate their own community's physical environment, the people who live there, its social and cultural characteristics, and its economic and political structure. The units include (I) Defining a City; (II) The Physical Environment; (III) The People; (IV) The Economy; (V) The Public Policy-Making Machinery; (VI) Cultural Activities; and (VII) Urban Involvement. Within each unit, activities are described and their relation to the development of particular skills and the fulfillment of educational objectives is explained. Content descriptions and lists of resources for teachers are also provided. The guide is designed to be used with secondary students of all levels. Teachers can select activities and assignments according to their students' abilities and interests. (GC)
Descriptors: Civics, Curriculum Guides, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Participation, Units of Study, Urban Environment, Urban Studies
Public Sales Office, New York City Board of Education, Room 136, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers: New York (New York)