ERIC Number: ED048032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Social Science Elective Packages: An Independent Study Program for Grade 12.
Moody, David B.
During the winter semester of 1970 a seminar was conducted for doctoral students in social studies education as a practicum in curriculum development to meet some of the special needs of the small high school, specifically the production of social science independent study packages. The packages produced were one-half Carnegie unit equivalent senior elective packages to be pilot tested in the Laboratory school at Missouri University the following year. The packages were conceived of as meeting three needs in education: 1) a need for greater commitment to the concept of continuous progress, to encourage further study in the social sciences; 2) a need for breadth in the small school social studies curriculum through self-contained packages for the student and the teacher; and, 3) a need for the fostering of responsibility in students for their own learning. At the present time six packages have been completed: 1) General Psychology; 2) Introduction to Prehistory (Anthropology); 3) Understanding Our Economy; 4) The American Civil War; 5) The Negro in America; and, 6) American Political Parties. Three more packages are scheduled for completion: 1) American Foreign Policy Since 1945; 2) The History of Science; and, 3) Ethopia. The ultimate goal is to offer seniors twenty to twenty-five such packages. (SBE)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Continuous Progress Plan, Curriculum Development, Elective Courses, Grade 12, Independent Study, Programed Instructional Materials, Projects, Secondary Education, Small Schools, Social Studies
Dr. Dixie A. Kohn, 212 Education Bldg., University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65201 (For Information or Packet Orders)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.