ERIC Number: ED051032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Families Around the World. Two Year Sequence in Grades 1 and 2. Teacher's Guide.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.
This general guide for teachers explains the structure, content, rationale and objectives of a social studies sequence for grades 1 and 2. Selected cultures on the theme Families Around the World point up cultural diversity, help children recognize uniqueness of culture, show that culture is learned, teach children about norms and values, and emphasize cultural universals and the psychic unity of mankind. A comparative study approach is used and the different site locations provide content for teaching physical geography concepts, as well as map and globe skills. The units for grade 1 are: 1) Hopi Family, 2) Algonquin Family, 3) Quechua Family of Peru, 4) Japanese Family. Grade 2 units include: 1) Colonial Family of Boston, 2) Soviet Family in Moscow, 3) Hausa Family in Northern Nigeria, 4) Kibbutz Family of Israel. The sequence is designed to introduce pupils to the idea of cultural change. Also included in this handbook is information for teachers on the use of the individual resource guides for each unit and ways of adapting units for specific needs. Appended are charts which show the sequential development of objectives covering: generalizations, concepts, skills, and, attitudes. The resource guide for the unit The Kibbutz Family of Israel is described in SO 001 287; related documents in this curriculum series are SO 001 275 through SO 001 287. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Family Role, Family (Sociological Unit), Grade 1, Grade 2, Human Geography, Human Relations, Social Studies, Social Systems, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Values Education
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.
Note: Revised following field testing in the Chelmsford, Mass. Public Schools