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ERIC Number: ED098125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
Unit on Aging.
Paranya, Ann C.
This unit on aging was prepared for use in high school sociology, marriage and family classes. The objectives of the course, which can be taught in four classroom sessions, are to help students: (1) become aware of the fact that older people are individuals, differing widely in attitudes and abilities, who do not necessarily conform to the popular stereotype; (2) assess realistically the problems that older people face in the United States; (3) identify local agencies that serve the elderly and learn of the services that they offer; (4) become aware that as life expectancy increases, our society must make adequate provision for an increasing population of older citizens; and (5) develop a relationship with an older person or persons. Teaching strategies include class discussions, viewing of films, rap sessions with senior citizens, and panel discussions. The unit contains an outline of the course objectives, a unit outline describing classroom activities, and the positive results of the course evaluation by pupils, senior citizens, and teachers. A bibliography of books on aging is included. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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