ERIC Number: ED103322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Social Studies. Grade 10--European Culture Studies. 1975 Reprint.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
This 10th grade syllabus examines Western traditions historically. The topical organization of the material ranges from Europe Today--to illustrate the themes underlying Europe's cultural development--back to The Ancient Western World for an historical sequence through The Middle Ages, The Age of Transition, Modern Movements in Intellectual, Political, and Economic Change, and Modern Attempts To Resolve Fundamental Problems. In an introduction on how to use the syllabus, the teacher is advised of the basic themes in Western tradition--social cohesion vs. individuality, urbanization, change, and the equilibrium between change and cultural heritage--and of the terminology used in the syllabus--concepts, understandings, and generalizations. The understandings, characterized as the"ends toward which the examination of the facts is directed," are filled out by suggested types of study and by leading questions. Teachers are cautioned to require of their students rigorous evaluation of the ideas and theories under discussion and to approach the syllabus itself both critically and flexibly. A flow chart of the social studies program in New York State, grades K-12, is included to show the relationship between the content of the course and the remainder of the program. (JH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.