ERIC Number: ED049999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Problems of the Late Twentieth Century: A Behavioral Sciences Approach.
Cooperative Curriculum Service Center, Centerville, MD.
This twelfth grade curriculum guide explores the five behavioral sciences: sociology, social psychology, anthropology, economics, and political science. The overall objectives of the units are: 1) to survey these sciences within a complex society; 2) to realize the importance of individual to the total group; 3) to be aware of the major social forces in our social structure; and, 4) to increase awareness of current problems and issues, and the necessity of solving them. Five basic concepts are utilized throughout: leadership, role of the individual, decision making, philosophy, and institutions. These give structure to the program and promote student understanding of human relationships, and the relationship between man and his environments. Each unit explains the behavioral science to be taught and is divided into lessons containing six parts: objectives, concepts, supporting content, key questions, learning activities, and instructional materials. Active inquiry is emphasized in each unit. The teacher may arrange the units in any sequence as long as continuity is maintained. (SBE)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Grade 12, Human Relations, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Political Science, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: Cooperative Curriculum Service Center, Centerville, MD.