ERIC Number: ED103292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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For English Children: Integrated Studies with a World View.
King, Edith W.
This paper describes the Integrated Studies Project, a middle school curriculum project developed at Keele University in England, and designed to integrate the social sciences and the expressive arts. The described materials are available from Oxford University Press. These consist of large fold-out sheets with information, photographs, drawings, and charts; two teachers' guides that provide background information and suggested activities; and sets of slides depicting artwork from several historical periods. The developers see these materials as "resource banks" from which the student and his teacher can move on to further research or library work. The first unit, Exploration Man, stresses exploring oneself and one's environment and locale. The second unit, Communicating with Others, blends the arts and humanities with the social sciences and stresses visual literacy. The third unit, Living Together, calls for cross-cultural comparisons between one's own society, a modern technological culture, two island societies of Tresten de Cunha and the Dayaks, and the historical civilization of Imperial China. This comparative approach focuses on cultural institutions that include home, family, education, law, technology, belief system, and arts. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture, Curriculum Development, Humanities Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Visual Literacy
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)