ERIC Number: ED244884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Senior Strategies: The STEP (Students, Teachers, Elderly, Parents, Student Achievement) Program. Teaching and Learning across the Generations. Easy, Systematic Activities for Teachers, Volunteers, and Families about Money, Jobs, Health, Friends.
Home and School Inst., Washington, DC.
Designed for teachers of students in grades 4-8, this program provides specific, easy-to-do activities for use with volunteers, parents, and students. Following a brief introduction explaining program procedures, the document is organized into four chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on jobs, including ways to do a job well, find useful jobs in school and at home, and learn about jobs others do. Chapter 2 deals with money and teaches students to compare prices, budget for daily costs, and stay within a budget for a special event. Chapter 3 presents health and safety information and suggests ways to learn about school and home safety, escape in case of fire, and keep health records. The final chapter, on friends, discusses ways of being friendly, babysitting for younger children, and ways in which citizens can help each other. Each topic includes teacher directions for using volunteers to teach activities to students, volunteer directions for teaching basic skills in informal ways to students, parent and student directions for extending classroom learning activities through "home learning recipes," and two volunteer and parent communication checklists. In addition, information is given on suggested time allotments, activity sites, purposes, tips for teaching, suggested materials, things to do together, activity evaluation, and activity follow-up. (LH)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Consumer Education, Family School Relationship, Friendship, Health Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Money Management, School Community Programs, Volunteers
Home and School Institute, Special Projects, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00, 20% quantity discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Home and School Inst., Washington, DC.