ERIC Number: ED104784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Government, Grade Five, Unit One, 5.1. Comprehensive Social Studies Curriculum for the Inner City.
This fifth grade unit is one of a sequential learning series of the Focus on Inner City Social Studies (FICSS) project developed in accordance with the needs and problems of an urban society. A description of the project is provided in SO 008 271. As part of the fifth grade curriculum focusing on power, this six week unit examines the power base of state and federal politics. An attempt is made to help students understand the role that politics plays in the lives of the citizens in their community, state, and nation. Specific student inquiry areas include basic government structure -- executive, judicial, and legislative; the role of political parties; the role of minorities in political parties and government; government finance; and the way in which change is enhanced or thwarted. The format of the unit includes teaching strategies, source materials, learning objectives, specific learning activities, and teacher and student resources. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Civics, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Grade 5, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Minority Group Influences, Political Power, Political Science, Power Structure, Social Change, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), Units of Study, Urban Education
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