ERIC Number: ED045495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
United States History in the Secondary School. Agriculture.
Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education, NJ.
This is one unit of the series described in SO 000 378. Agriculture is the broad term applied to such widely divergent topics as America's settlement, the West in American History, rural culture and philosophy, and government planning as it affects the American Farmer. The specific objectives of this unit are to help students to understand these ideas: 1) man's dependence on agriculture; 2) the affect of the Industrial Revolution on American agriculture; 3) the affect of an agricultural way of life on the religious, social, economic, and political views of all the people of the United States; 4) that American agricultural overproduction contrasts dramatically with the underproduction of the rest of the world; 5) why the government has developed programs to assist in the adjustment to the changing role of agriculture in the economy; 6) the attempts for unity on the part of the farmers; 7) the relationship of agricultural development to the westward movement of the American people; and, 8) the condition, problems, and attitudes toward nonpropertied Americans such as slaves, sharecroppers, tenant farmers, migrant workers in an attempt to find possible solutions. (SBE)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Laboratories, Minority Groups, Rural Areas, Rural Economics, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education, NJ.