ERIC Number: ED062259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
American History: The Multi-Concept Plan for High School.
Nicolosi, Louis J.; And Others
Providing a basic framework for a one year American history course for secondary students, this curriculum guide offers help for teachers in planning, organizing, and teaching social studies. Designed to cover the whole panorama of history (1450 through 1969) in sequence, the course aims to help students understand early events and how they are related to contemporary affairs. The multi-concept plan is based upon the assumption that the subject matter of American history can be presented in terms of general organizing concepts. These general ideas (primary concepts) serve as the organizational framework for factual content (secondary concepts) of the course. The students, taught by this plan, become aware of the relativity of historical interpretation and learn to organize facts into meaningful patterns. The thirty-six week course in American history is divided into 17 units of instruction, with each unit varying from one to three weeks in duration. The last three units are devoted to the developing twentieth-century conflict between Capitalism and Communism. Concepts, content, guides, oral and written activities, and bibliography of student and teacher materials are presented for each unit. A social studies skills development chart is appended. (Author/SJM)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.