ERIC Number: ED061115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Howard County Public Schools Social Studies Curriculum Unit: Middle School Human Relations.
Howard County Board of Education, Clarksville, MD.
Part of the rationale underlying this three-part human relations unit (taken from Major Concepts for Social Studies by the Social Studies Curriculum Center at Syracuse) is that students should become aware of the importance of the dignity of each individual, and the young citizen should be striving to work and cooperate with fellow individuals. Human dignity should imply to every citizen the worth of each individual--worth that exists because the individual exists and not because of his achievements. Some of the overall objectives for the unit are that the student: 1) better understand and accept himself as an individual and member of a group; 2) become aware of the awesome responsibility of being a pre-adolescent and react to the conflicts and problems arising from this; 3) demonstrate by examples and discussion that knowledge should result in action. A number of themes are examined through written exercises, role-playing, and other activities. Among them are: universals and differences among men; self concept and identity; individuality; maturity; social roles; socialization influences; stereotyping; self confidence; human needs; apathy; dissent; nonconformity; extremism; and inference vs. fact. All of the student materials required are contained in the document. (Author/AWW)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Elementary Education, Human Dignity, Human Relations, Individual Development, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Self Concept, Social Development, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Socialization, Stereotypes, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard County Board of Education, Clarksville, MD.