ERIC Number: ED103591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Career Development: The Family--Home--Community Project: Community Guide.
Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.; Robbinsdale Independent School District 281, Minn.
The last of a three-part series developed to enhance the junior high school curriculum by adding real-life career oriented processes, the document provides further career exploration experiences for the ninth grade student. The units include the building of a house to scale and interdisciplinary activities to locate the family and the home in a simulated community. Facets of community lifestyles and community functions make up the curriculum. Utilizing community simulation as a vehicle for career development, units include social studies, English-speech, mathematics, science, industrial arts, home economics, art, and counseling. The social studies unit stresses community planning and personal economics roles and is developed in depth, taking up 90 pages of the document, while the other disciplines, though following the same general format, are dealt with more briefly. Each subject unit is organized according to specific concepts, classroom objectives, classroom activities, and instructional materials. The five-phase schematic of the community game is applied to all the disciplines: (1) location of community and lifestyles, (2) analysis and development of individual roles, (3) mechanics of the community, (4) personal and institutional daily transactions, and (5) final debriefing. (MW)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Characteristics, Course Content, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Grade 9, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Simulated Environment, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.; Robbinsdale Independent School District 281, Minn.
Note: For other components of this career program see CE 003 152-155