ERIC Number: ED112416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Decades: A Humanities Approach to American Civilization.
This loose-leaf book is a guide to an interdisciplinary course stressing a humanities approach to the study of American civilization. Each of the 90 lessons in the guide lists specific goals, materials, procedures, and alternative or additional suggestions on ways to teach about American civilization in the 1920s, the 1930s, and in the period from 1945 to 1960. Lessons are arranged in groups according to subject matter. Topics of the groups are: culture, history, popular culture (radio, movies, and best sellers), architecture and painting as artifacts, poetry and plays as artifacts, and dancing and music as cultural exemplars. Concluding lessons deal with the term project, student evaluation, and the final test. Six appendixes contain material on such topics as extending the American Humanities course and decade novels as artifacts. An extensive bibliography is also included. (TS)
Descriptors: American Culture, Art, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Cultural Education, Higher Education, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music, Popular Culture, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, United States History, United States Literature, Western Civilization
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 51949, $3.95 non-member, $3.75 member)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.