ERIC Number: ED045524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
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Manufacturing. Evaluation Report from a Limited School Trial of a Teaching Unit of the High School Geography Project.
Bogatz, Gerry Ann
The methodology used in the evaluation of this unit is the same as that described in SO 000 433. The same seventy teachers were involved along with 2,400 seventh through twelfth grade students. There were nine activities in this unit: 1) Geographic Patterns of Manufacturing in the United States; 2) Definition of Manufacturing; 3) and 4) Manufacturing the Urban Economy; 5) Location-Decision Game; 6) Plant Location Within a Metropolitan area; 7) Summary Location-Decision Concepts; 8) The Impact of the Metfab Company on an Urban Economy; and 9) Foreign Expansion of the Metfab Company. Each activity in the unit was described with the teacher guide in terms of the major concepts to be taught, the materials needed, an estimated teaching time, a suggested procedure to be followed in class, and answers to questions in the students' materials (a manual of exercises). The specific purposes of this unit were to increase student analytic and decision-making abilities, and student awareness of the spatial dimensions of their environment. Teachers and students found that the unit had promoted the inductive reasoning approach that was desired for all of the units. They also felt that the greatest strength of the unit was the role-playing activity (5). The unit test, evaluation forms, and statistics are appended. See SO 000 433 for a list of the related reports. (SBE)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Environmental Education, Field Studies, Fundamental Concepts, Geography, Induction, Learning Activities, Manufacturing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Units of Study, Urban Areas
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.