ERIC Number: ED040105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
The Northampton History Project 1968-1969; The Inductive Teaching of United States History Through Related Local Contemporary Historical Events and Personalities.
Northampton Public Schools, MA.
The Project's report on its second year gives a detailed description of the construction and trial of its innovative 8th-grade American History course. Local history and local and national contemporary problems were interwoven with the traditional content of American history. Teaching-learning methods and activities included film-viewing, film-making, interviews, questionnaires, devising a political campaign, play-writing, individual research, group research, slide shows, and simulation (particularly an adaptation of Monopoly called Northampton Monopoly). The report includes descriptions of content and experience with the 7 units that made up the year's work, plus a number of examples and descriptions of student-made products. The 7 units are Historiography, Government, The Founding Generation, The Revolutionary Generation, The Young America Generation, The Gilded Age Generation, Between the Wars Generation, and The American Dream Generation. Also included in the report are brief descriptions of a 12-week in-service course and of a summer school program conducted by the Project. (IAM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Discovery Processes, Dramatic Play, Experimental Curriculum, Film Production, Grade 8, Grading, Multimedia Instruction, Problem Solving, Simulation, Social Studies, Student Developed Materials, Student Projects, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Public Schools, MA.