ERIC Number: ED086594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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The Democratic Age, 1820's-1840's. Grade Ten. Resource Unit III. Project Social Studies.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.
The resource unit, developed by the University of Minnesota's Project Social Studies, is the third in a series of six units on continuity and change in American civilization. The social system of the democratic age (1820-1840) is investigated with emphasis on voluntary associations which pioneered social reforms. Changes in the executive branch under Jackson and conflicting theories about the factors which brought about the growth of democratic thought are also examined. The course is designed to teach attitudes and inquiry skills as well as generalizations and concepts. The inquiry approach to teaching is stressed. Preceding the main body of the unit are three sections on the following: 1) major historical points to be developed in the unit; 2) a list of unit objectives; and, 3) content outline showing how different topics in American history can be used to teach the unit's major generalizations. The objectives, content, teaching procedures, and instructional materials to be used are specifically explained in the main body of the unit, and the relationship among these is made clear. Specific questions to facilitate classroom discussion are listed. A bibliography of student and teacher materials to be used in the course is listed, however, many other materials can be used in lieu of those suggested. Related documents are SO 006 777-783. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Cultural Background, Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Democratic Values, Grade 10, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Resource Units, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), United States History, Units of Study
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.