ERIC Number: ED362467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Live in the Global Community: A Case Study.
This document presents a curriculum plan for social studies for each grade from kindergarten through high school. Each unit is designed to utilize community resources in teaching students a global approach. Three possible approaches to using resources are suggested: (1) to introduce a unit of study, to focus students' attention on planned activities and related experiences; (2) to develop the concepts, knowledge, and skills related to the unit theme or topic during the formative stage; or (3) as an end of unit culminating activity, providing students with opportunities to apply acquired concepts, knowledge, and skills to field based activities. An example is given from a sixth grade class to illustrate each approach. This curriculum is based on a Texas curriculum program described as eco/social studies, in which student attention is focused on several social science disciplines and stressing concepts and content, or knowledge and skills acquisition, application, reinforcement, and refinement. The units deal primarily with social studies, Texas, and United States history. Different aspects of human relations are emphasized in each grade level. For instance, the second grade unit emphasizes relating self with significant others in the context of community and the world of work. The third grade unit deals with proximity or the physical distance between two or more people and community and lifespace phenomena. These concepts reappear throughout the curriculum. The high school units focus on citizenship attitudes, skills, and values, Texas, the United States, and world history, and world geography. (DK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.
Identifiers: Global Education; Texas