ERIC Number: ED085274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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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)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Crime, Curriculum Enrichment, Democracy, Drug Abuse, Ecology, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Narcotics, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Units of Study, Urban Studies
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.