ERIC Number: ED086597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Consumption Economy. Grade Ten. Resource Unit VI. Project Social Studies.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.
The tenth grade unit, developed by the University of Minnesota's Project Social Studies, is the sixth and last unit on continuity and change in American civilization. The development of the consumption economy and its social implications are studied. Major attention is given to the depression of the 1930's and to an analytical study of the causes of business fluctuations. American values and society of today are analyzed and compared to the colonial era. 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)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.