ERIC Number: ED051872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Guide for RIPPLES.
Pollak, Ruth S.
The "Ripples" series of educational television programs for children from 5 to 7 years old is described in this guide. The programs present basic ideas about man in relation to himself and his environment, leading the child into many subject areas and stimulating curiosity about himself and the wider world. The information presented in this guide is planned to help teachers use 36 different "Ripples" programs effectively and includes program description, basic emphasis, and suggestions for further activities for each program. When specific preparations are desirable, these are also mentioned. The "Ripples" television approach is different in that it departs from traditional subject matter and emphasizes the importance of the teacher role in later discussion and activities. The programs are planned to reinforce each other by approaching the same ideas from different points of view. For example, the idea that children can cope with new situations is dealt with in several ways in these programs: "Everybody's Different, All by Myself, How Do you Know?, Overnight at the Hospital, and Lost". (NH)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Television, Elementary School Students, Human Relations, Physical Environment, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Teacher Role, Television Curriculum
National Instructional Television Center, Box A, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Instructional Television Center, Bloomington, IN.