ERIC Number: ED099277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
America and the Future of Man. Courses by Newspaper.
Scheiber, Jane L., Ed.
This national program offers college-level instruction through the newspaper. Published by the University Extension of the University of California at San Diego, this resource kit combines a course on United States history and the future of man and society. The kit contains a soundsheet, lectures, student study guide, student reader, self-tests, and a future game. The soundsheet provides an introduction to the course. The lecture booklet, divided into eleven thematic units, presents twenty lectures by outstanding historians, sociologists, biophysicists, biochemists, biologists, physicists, economists, psychologists, and lawyers. The study guide provides a set of questions on each lecture, an interpretation of the lecture, short definitions of key concepts, a bibliography of suggested readings, and sources for action for each thematic unit. The student reader contains a collection of articles selected to enlarge upon the topics covered in the lectures and to present points of view divergent from those of the lecture authors. The self tests provide short answer and essay questions to test comprehension of the material. The future game is a simulation in which the player must determine the allocation of human and natural resources to assure the best balance of resources for the future. (DE)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Games, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, History Instruction, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Newspapers, Nontraditional Education, Study Guides, Supplementary Reading Materials, Tests, United States History
America and the Future of Man 415 North Highway 101, Solana Beach CA 92075 (Lectures $2.25, Kit containing all other materials, $10.00, post paid)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Univ. Extension.