ERIC Number: ED084174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
History and the Social Sciences in Colorado. Newsletter of the Colorado Council For The Social Studies. Volume 3, Number 1.
Cousins, Jack E., Ed.
World history is the topic of this issue of "History and the Social Sciences in Colorado." The major article, "Experiencing World History," concerns the content and processes of a world history curriculum developed and piloted by Utah State University. The object of the units is for the middle-class, teenage American to discover his identity in an imperfect society to which he would like to make a contribution. He does so through an empathetic study of the values of earlier epochs which set the model on which we now function. Four approaches to the content are used: 1) history as a process; 2) a tentative attitude towards historical circumstances; 3) an observance of dynamic tension between change and continuity in society; and 4) replacement of emphasis on chronological detail by a sense of general development of societies. Sources for teachers are listed under categories of world order, simulation, law, economics, and peace studies/international relations. Seven curriculum projects and materials for history, economics, values education, and social issues are briefly discussed and details given for further information. Three professional resources for history and the social sciences are suggested. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cross Cultural Studies, Fundamental Concepts, History, History Instruction, Inquiry, Learning Experience, Middle Class Standards, Newsletters, Process Education, Projects, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Sciences, Values, Western Civilization, World History
Colorado Council for the Social Studies, Attention: Philip Cohen, Boulder Valley Schools Education Center, 6500 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($3.00; published twice annually)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Council for the Social Studies, Boulder.