ERIC Number: ED106669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Awareness through Dramatic Play: A Curriculum Guide for Primary Grades: Parts 1 and 2.
Designed for grades K-3, the career education curriculum guide focuses on dramatic play to create an environment which will stimulate children to explore various occupations within the community. At the beginning of the program, the community includes only a few structures. As the students realize the need for more buildings and services, the community continues to develop, with more occupations being explored. Pupils portraying various worker roles in the community begin to experience the interdependence of jobs. The dramatic play is to be spontaneous, with the teacher assuming the role of observer. Research lessons may involve reading, talking to adults, field trips, or audiovisual aids. Sixteen units focus on working related to the post office, supermarket, service station, construction company, airport, bank, department of public works, police department, traffic court, doctor's office and hospital, department of motor vehicles, fire department, newspaper, mayor and city council, and library. Individual units are organized according to lesson plans and activities and related sources of information and comments. Bibliographies on each worker category identify easy and more difficult reading level books, films, pictures, and other audiovisual aids. (EA)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Occupational Research Unit.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.