ERIC Number: ED104773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Me and We Power, K-2. Comprehensive Social Studies Curriculum for the Inner City.
Focus on Inner City Social Studies (FICSS) is a project conceived by Melvin Arnoff to promote change in social studies curriculum and instruction in accordance with the needs and problems of an urban society. In practical terms, the purpose of the project, developed from 1968-1971 on a grant to Youngstown and other Ohio school districts, is to enable pupils to comprehend the front pages of the newspapers, to understand the variety of ethnic and national cultures and aspirations of the peoples of America, and to be able to deal intelligently with the public and personal issues that are germane to all these areas. Other goals of the project include the construction of a comprehensive K-12 curriculum by creating new materials, adapting those already available, and evaluating, then revising, the resulting curriculum. The units available as SO 008 271 through SO 008 300 are part of the results of the project. A final report of the project is available as ED 070 693. The K-2 unit in this document deals with discovery of self and of groups. Its objectives are categorized as knowledge, skill, attitude, and behavior objectives and are concerned with learning about and accepting self and others -- physically, mentally, and emotionally -- and with exploring and working individually or in groups. The unit contains initiatory activities with songs, working individually or in groups. The unit contains initiatory activities with songs, mirrors, and cameras; information retrieval activities that ask children to think, draw, tell about, and experience their senses and emotions, their ability to learn, and their understanding of their group; and resources keyed to the activities. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Youngstown Board of Education, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III