ERIC Number: ED083108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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What is the Good Life? Grade Twelve. [Resource Unit VII.] Project Social Studies.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.
This is the seventh of seven resource units for a twelfth grade course on value conflicts and policy decisions. The topic for this unit is: "What is the good life?" The objectives are listed as to generalizations, skills, and values. The double-page format relates objectives to pertinent content, teaching procedures, and instructional materials. The focus of the unit is on the present and on questions which face young Americans today. The unit is designed to show that the social sciences can help find out how different peoples or societies view the good life but cannot provide answers to normative questions. The unit raises questions of ethics and relates ethics to some of the current problems in American society. The unit uses a wide reading program and draws upon empirical studies by psychologists, anthropologists, and psychiatrists. The alientation of college youth and the question of commitment in modern society are considered. The unit includes an examination of changing values and patterns in American life and the effects of our society upon human beings. The teacher's guide is SO 006 331; other units are SO 006 332-335 and SO 006 337 and 338. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Content, Cultural Images, Educational Objectives, Ethics, Grade 12, Instructional Materials, Reading Programs, Resource Units, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Social Isolation, Social Studies, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Values, Youth
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.