ERIC Number: ED251992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Humanities Thematic Units: Three Example Units for Gifted Students in Grades 9-12.
Abbott, Barbara; And Others
One in a series of teaching units for gifted high school students, the document discusses humanities instruction for gifted students in grades 9-12. It is explained that the syllabus suggests a focus on three themes throughout the year: the search for meaning in a personal and larger context, the study of prejudice, and the pursuit of utopia. A note on classroom procedures mentions the centrality of discussion and dialogue, with the teacher acting as a guide and coordinating outside speakers and out-of-class enrichment experiences. Suggested readings and media and suggested activities are offered for the three major themes: the search for meaning and self-identity; the nature of prejudice, specifically towards Blacks, Jews, and women; and examples of efforts to establish a utopia. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22, Doylestown, PA.
Identifiers: Life Meaning; Self Awareness; Utopia
Note: Prepared by the Special Education Division. For related documents, see EC 171 144-152. See note to EC 171 144.