ERIC Number: ED111752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
What Is America? Discussions, Volume 1.
Roeder, Robert E., Ed.; And Others
The American Issues Forum (AIF) is a national Bicentennial program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and cosponsored by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. AIF seeks to engage Americans in serious consideration of the nation's institutions, values, and traditions through a calendar which sets forth and elaborates on the fundamental American issues contained in nine monthly topics and weekly subtopics. The units, designed for secondary social studies and history classes, provide students with a special, activity-oriented one-day discussion unit for each of the 36 weekly subtopics of the calendar. The first volume (the second to be published in October) contains the 16 units for the first four months of the calendar beginning August 31, 1975. Each of the one-day units is a self-contained package which includes suggestions to the teacher for procedures, readings, instructions, and questions. Although a variety of instructional procedures are suggested, all of the units are intended to engage students in structured activities leading them to active inquiry and participation in class discussions. Several appendixes conclude the document, including bibliographies, a description of an in-school television debate, and the full text of the AIF Calendar. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. American Issues Forum Regional Program.