ERIC Number: ED111725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
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Teaching Tomorrow Today: A Guide to Futuristics.
LaConte, Ronald T.
An introduction to the study of the future for secondary social studies and English classes is presented in this teaching guide. The primary purpose is to help students understand the nature of change in modern society, identify impending changes, order their priorities, and clarify their values. Built around key concepts, problems, and issues posed by the future, the course emphasizes three areas of the future. Phase 1, an introduction to the future, aims to stimulate curiosity through a science fiction novel. In phase 2, students examine what others have said about the future. The objective is to acquaint students with a number of different viewpoints and a spectrum of alternative futures as postulated by different writers. Phase 3 investigates specific problem areas which focus around small group and individual projects. The guide includes a rationale and course description, a list of materials and resources, behavioral objectives, additional resources, study guides, and handouts. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, English, Futures (of Society), Learning Activities, Prediction, Science Fiction, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Change, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Values
Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019 ($1.25 paperback)
Publication Type: Books
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