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ERIC Number: ED085274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 180
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Problems of Democracy for Secondary Schools. Learning Materials and Activities: Electives, Alternatives, Mini-Courses.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
This social studies curriculum bulletin is intended as a resource for teachers in grades 7-12. Social studies units are provided to teach students to cope with conflict, resolve issues, and bring about orderly social change. Seven problems are developed in detail: 1) the nature of democracy and role of the individual; 2) the challenge of urban America: the problems of megalopolis; 3) youth in American life; 4) narcotics and drug abuse; 5) the ecological crisis: Can man survive?; 6) crime and the law; 7) social dissent and the law. Learning activities, which comprise the major portion of the bulletin, reflect current trends in social studies such as the multidisciplinary approach, in-depth study, empathetic viewing of people, critical analysis of unsolved problems, use of multi-media resources, and experimentation in methodology. Teaching strategies for social studies skills development are suggested in the appendix. (Author/RM)
Board of Education of the City of New York, Publications, Sales Office, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.