ERIC Number: ED072998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Economics of Poverty, Social Studies: 6448.14.
Abrams, Grace C.; Schmidt, Fran
Secondary level students explore the state of poverty in affluent America in this quinmester social studies course. The objectives are for students to assess personal views and understandings of poverty; to locate the poor through research; to identify the causes and economic, social, and political effects of poverty; to examine changing attitudes and viewpoints of Americans toward the poor from a historical perspective; to compare and contrast efforts made toward helping the poor; to research present efforts to alleviate the plight of the poor on a national, state, and local level; to investigate welfare programs implemented in other nations; and to compare these programs with ones in the United States to assess their applicability in America. Emphasis is upon activity learning that involves discussion, role playing, and research. The curriculum guide follows the same format used in other quinmester courses including outlines of a course description and rationale, objectives, content, and activities. Resources are suggested throughout the activities section, and a teacher/student bibliography lists textual, and audio visual materials, filmstrips, films, simulation games, slides, reports, periodicals, and books. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida