ERIC Number: ED068422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Teaching the Age of the City: The Gilded Age and After (1865-1914). A Guide for Seventh Grade Social Studies.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
Resource materials which lead to concept understandings of social change in New York City are presented in this seventh grade curriculum guide. By focusing on historical and social conditions, problems, and values in an objective manner, it is hoped that students learn through an inductive approach how to better deal with today's urbanization problems. Students employ tools of the historian and the social scientist, analyzing a city case study. A model of New York City is provided in which understandings of the urbanization process can be obtained by students and applied to other urban areas. Contents include chapters on the use of the guide, a city model, a case study of a New York City neighborhood comprised of differing families, and understandings and suggestions for the use of reference materials. Over half of the volume deals with statements and source materials on understandings, including questions and references. An annotated bibliography concludes this guide and is separated into teacher, reference, and student use sections. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.