ERIC Number: ED101943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
[East Syracuse-Minoa Schools Environmental Education Materials, Middle School Package, Grade 8--Social Studies.]
East Syracuse - Minoa Central Schools, East Syracuse, NY.
This interdisciplinary social studies unit is designed for use in the eighth grade. The unit is developed around three themes: Habitation Patterns, Economic and Technological Development, and Changing Role of Government. Habitation Patterns encompasses the generalization that change is often the result of many forces. The history and growth of the U.S., 1492-1900, is developed in three sections: 1492-1783, colonial America; 1783-1860, the U.S. as an emerging nation; and 1860-1900, the growth of a capitalistic society. Objectives, activities and strategies, materials, and expected outcomes are also included. The Economic and Technical Development of the U.S. encompasses the generalization that differing ways of life tend to compete for available resources. This theme is broken into five sections: 1492-1783, 1783-1860, 1860-1900, 1900-1945, and 1945-1971; activities and strategies, materials, and expected outcomes are identified for this theme. The Changing Role of Government encompasses the generalization that the government of a society is closely related to its values; even so, no government can satisfy all groups all the time. This theme is broken into the same five sections as above. Policies, plays, background information, tests, and references are included in the appendixes. (TK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
Authoring Institution: East Syracuse - Minoa Central Schools, East Syracuse, NY.
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