ERIC Number: ED097259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Studies: A Conceptual Framework with Related Materials and Activities for a Study of Man and His Urban Environment.
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
The urban studies guide has been developed to give young people insights into the problems of city living in support of the concept that a healthy environment is necessary for healthy human beings. The objectives and role of social studies and the demands of an interdisciplinary, open-ended, urban studies course, requiring a problem-solving and valuing approach to teaching, are discussed. The guide is arranged under seven major generalizations: 1) The Process of Urbanization, 2) Form and Structure in Urban Areas, 3) Transportation and Communication in the Urban Setting, 4) The Impact of Human Groups on the Urban Environment, 5) Governmental Institutions and Urban Management, 6) Planning for Future Urban Development, and 7) Urban Areas Throughout the World. Aduiovisual and print media, student activities and learning packets, some of which are included in the guide, are keyed to subgeneralizations within the framework. A teacher's bibliography, suggestions for focusing and vitalizing an urban studies course through use of the local newspaper, and a statement on teacher certification for an urban studies course complete the guide. (JH)
Descriptors: City Government, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Human Geography, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Land Use, Pollution, Population Trends, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Transportation, Units of Study, Urban Planning, Urban Problems, Urban Studies
Secondary Social Studies, Milwaukee Public Schools, P.O. Draw K10, Milwaukee WI 53201 ($1.00 handling fee)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III