ERIC Number: ED083121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Proper Study of Man. Profiles of Promise 12.
Pratt, Francis; Haley, Frances
Six teachers have successfully combined the team teaching technique with the humanities approach to learning in an Illinois high school. Offered to juniors and seniors as either a semester or full-year elective, a maximum of 150 students can be accommodated in a single class hour. The full year program is organized into six thematic units: Man and Nature; Man and Religion; Man and Humor; Man and Woman; Man and Adjustment; and Man and Technology. Large group presentations are interspersed among small group and individualized activities. Extensive use of area resources is made and values exploration is stressed. Credit is given for either English or social studies, but course content includes music, drama, art appreciation, and crafts. In place of textbooks, students rely on paperbacks and library resources for independent investigation. Instead of semester exams, each student selects a creative project and is assigned a personal project advisor. Student response has been enthusiastic and the teaching team has met requests for workshops on their program. All involved have participated in evaluation procedures, including the students who evaluate teachers. (Relevant ERIC documents and other resources on the program conclude the profile.) (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Creative Activities, Educational Innovation, Elective Courses, English Literature, Evaluation Methods, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music, Religion, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Team Teaching, Thematic Approach, Values
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($10.00, 1 copy of 30 issues; $20.00, 5 copies of 30 issues)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.