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ERIC Number: ED049085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 197
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Reference Count: 0
The Gang Unit.
Anderson, M. Phineas
The unit deals with the violent gang, not the social or delinquent gang. It is aimed at junior high and senior high school students. The student for whom violent gangs are an urgent, everyday concern should gain perspectives that will help him cope with the problem personally. Other students should be able to correct misconceptions and to deepen understanding of a serious urban problem. The four lesson plans focus on the inner needs which membership in gangs fulfills, on the risks inherent in gang activity, on locating or initiating alternative sources of stimulation and fulfillment for potential gang members, and on the nature of prejudice and discrimination and their role in producing violent gangs. The unit may be used in a variety of ways: 1) to relate the unit to current events; 2) to work the unit into the direct study of prejudice and discrimination; 3) to use it in the study of city problems. Classroom activities are suggested, however, a great deal of background information on gangs in Philadelphia has been included for those teachers who wish to develop their own activities. Bibliographies of short stories, films, books, and community resources are appended along with the Bopping Game: A Gang War Simulation for the Classroom. If the unit is used in its entirety, it should take from three to six weeks. (SBE)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Philadelphia School District, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Advancement School, Philadelphia.