ERIC Number: ED051020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Twentieth Century United States History. Grades 11 and 12.
Zinkievich, Noel; Beard, David
This course outline for grades 11 and 12 presents a topical approach to history instruction with emphasis on the post-World War II era. A statement of general objectives is given and these 22 relevant topics are suggested for study: 1) Radicalism in America, 2) Antiwar Movements, 3) Civil Liberties, 4) Politics of Religion, 5) Black Nationalism, 6) Race Relations, 7) Labor Movement, 8) Politics-Elections and Issues, 9) Changing Economic Patterns, 10) Viet Nam, 11) Minority Groups in America, 12) Cold War Politics, 13) Institutional Changes in American Society, 14) Foreign Policy, 15) United Nations, 16) Problems of Control an Institutionalized Society, 17) Consumer Protection, 18) Identity in America, 19) Manners and Morals, 20) Philosophical Trends, 21) Political Ideologies, 22) Urban Problems. A brief explanation of the concepts and understandings related to each topic is given and significant areas for emphasis are noted. Bibliographies are included by topic and some audiovisual aids listed. A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1945 by O. Barck, Jr. and OUR RECENT PAST by W. Bonner are two basic texts. Some further recommendations of the writing committee are that: 1) team-teaching techniques be utilized; 2) the course be evaluated after the first year of instruction; and, 3) TV tapes be edited and a brochure of tapes be made available as a resource for teachers. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Critical Thinking, Current Events, Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Grade 11, Grade 12, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Modern History, Peace, Political Science, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Studies, Team Teaching, Thematic Approach, United States History, Units of Study, World Problems
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Framingham Public Schools, MA.