ERIC Number: ED048037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Third Grade Social Studies Unit.
Park Forest Public Schools District 163, IL.
As in other units in this series, this teaching guide is structured on the basis of one major generalization, supporting generalizations, and suggestions of learning activities and materials leading to an understanding of these ideas. For Grade 3, the major generalization is, "Skin color is only one of many obvious physical differences among people; all people share other common human characteristics and attributes." Some of the supporting ideas are: 1) Differences in skin color are caused by different amounts of pigment in the skin; 2) Skin color differences developed long ago in response to environment; and, 3) There are important similarities among all people whatever their skin color. The conceptual sequence runs from concept formation; interpretation of data; application of generalizations; and interpretation of attitudes and feelings. Learning activities are highly varied and place heavy emphasis on active involvement of the students. Instructional materials include films, filmstrips, books, poems, and stories. An appendix includes some of the poems and stories recommended in the guide. See SO 000 584 for a listing of related documents. (JLB)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Concept Teaching, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences, Ethnic Studies, Grade 3, Induction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intergroup Education, Multimedia Instruction, Racial Characteristics, Resource Materials, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Park Forest Public Schools District 163, IL.