ERIC Number: ED348255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Common Issues in World Regions. Teacher's Guide.
Grewar, Melinda, Ed.
This teacher's guide is designed to supplement eight 30-minute video programs each of which presents two cases studies that explore an issue from Northern American (United States and Canada) and Western European perspectives. The series of programs is intended to strengthen what junior and senior high school students in the United States and Canada learn about Western Europe, as well as about their own countries. It is hoped that the series will help students learn how certain issues affect people, especially children their own age, and enable them to explore similarities and differences in the ways people of these regions respond to the issues. The video programs are constructed along basic geographic themes: location, place, human/environmental interaction, and movement. Each program explores how an issue related to these themes affects target-age students and their families in Northern America and Western Europe. The program topics are: (1) Urban Renewal in Canada and Scotland; (2) Suburbanization in the United States and Italy; (3) Industrial Change in the United States and Germany; (4) Immigration to the United States and France; (5) Impact of Tourism in the United States and Spain; (6) Survival of the Family Farm in the United States and the Netherlands; (7) Environmental Problems in the United States and Norway; and (8) Isolation in Canada and Switzerland. This teacher's guide provides program summaries, glossaries, suggested lesson plans, follow-up activities, reproducible maps, and a list of additional resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Media, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Regions, Instructional Materials, International Educational Exchange, International Relations, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Guides, Videotape Recordings
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402-0120 (cost of video per program $150 plus shipping and handling; cost of eight videos (teacher's guide included), $895 plus shipping and handling; cost of additional teacher's guide $6.50 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Canada; Europe (West); North America