ERIC Number: ED065430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Humanities I: Man and Evolution.
Stanton School District, Wilmington, DE.; John Dickinson High School, Wilmington, DE.
As a result of the evaluation that many English and social studies courses inadequately prepare students for today's world, a humanities program was designed to deal with real social, ethical, and educational problems while retaining the essential skills and ideas of the traditional subjects. This syllabus, the first of three sequential humanities courses offered in Dickinson, provides tenth grade students with general guidelines for a one year credit course in humanities. Team Teaching permits a combination of instruction to be carried on in large groups, small seminars, labs, and independent study in an attempt to help each student reach his potential. Each of the five units is introduced by a problem statement; a concept which reaches a tentative conclusion; an objective which gives a purpose for the unit; and content which refers to activities, materials, and questions that will be handled by the suggested methodology. Five units discuss man's need to know himself; how communication has helped man become more human; the interaction of biological and social factors on the evolution of man in becoming human; man's struggle within his environment; and Man's struggle to master himself. Suggested questions are given after each unit to measure how well each student has learned the concepts. Lists of resources are provided. Related documents are SO 001 713 and SO 004 031. (SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Evolution, Grade 10, History Instruction, Human Development, Humanistic Education, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Instruction, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Team Teaching, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
Stanton School District, 1800 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19804 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Stanton School District, Wilmington, DE.; John Dickinson High School, Wilmington, DE.