ERIC Number: ED067345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Human Dignity Through the American Experience. (Government). Grade 12.
Vallejo Unified School District, CA.
The curriculum guide for twelfth grade pupils aims at helping students to understand and accept people who are different, develop a satisfactory self image, learn to think critically in the decision making process, and become familiar with the valuing process. Information on foundations in American government serves as a base for human rights and dignity. Teaching is process oriented rather than content oriented. Activity units, designed to foster community involvement, are outlined and arranged into three parts. The first unit focuses on the study of the structure and function of the Federal Government, the responsibilities and rights implied in the Bill of Rights, and democratic concepts. Unit II helps the student understand the concept of conflict and dissent, the political party system, the way in which majority rule necessitates minority role, and the structure and function of state and local government. Topics dealing with international relations as applied to current affairs, news media, self improvement, and values are studied in unit III. Appendices include outline sections on human dignity concepts, academic freedom guidelines, evaluation, and a bibliography. Classroom materials are topical using multi-media. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Behavioral Sciences, Civics, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Dissent, Grade 12, Human Dignity, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Political Science, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), Values
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Authoring Institution: Vallejo Unified School District, CA.