ERIC Number: ED041997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Why Watts? An American Dilemma Today: Teacher's Manual; Student's Manual.
Vogt, Carol Busch
Designed to invite the senior and junior high school student to investigate the immediate and underlying causes of riots and what can be done to prevent them, the student manual of this unit begins with a description of the Watts riots of 1965. The student is encouraged to draw his own conclusions, and to determine the feasibility of a variety of proposed solutions to this problem after consideration of the evidence drawn from a variety of sources, including novels. Ultimately, the student confronts the dilemma that the riots pose for American values and institutions, and is asked to articulate his personal role in meeting this challenge. The suggestions in the accompanying teacher manual are considered not to restrict the teacher, but the goals and interests of each teacher and each class are held to determine the exact use of the materials. (RJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Amherst Coll., MA.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (Los Angeles)