ERIC Number: ED338528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Living in Our Global Society--New Directions for Social Studies Education in the 21st Century.
Peters, Richard O.
One of the main goals of social studies education should be to help students to understand that as U.S. citizens they are also citizens of a global community. This compilation of discussion and lesson plans is designed to foster debate among social studies educators and to help classroom teachers educate globally aware citizens. The included materials examine the following topics: why students need to develop a global perspective; living in a global society--new directions for education in the 21st century; helping students perceive their real life world(s); putting students in touch with their worlds; introducing young learners to their lifespace environment(s); developing real life world(s) comprehension among middle school students; role playing social scientists in classroom and field-based environments of a real or true-to-life nature; using documents and primary source materials to develop an awareness of cultural diversity among middle school students; global citizenship--new directions for education in the 21st century; and an economic alliance of the Americas for the 1990s and beyond) an instructional unit. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.
Identifiers: Twenty First Century