ERIC Number: ED118504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Touching Lives: Pattern of Healthful Living, Level 4. A Values Curriculum, Second Revision.
This curriculum guide for fourth-grade teachers contains values-based classroom lessons which are intended to assist students in the development of (1) a positive self-concept, (2) rational thinking processes, (3) inter- and intrapersonal skills necessary for individual and group effectiveness, and (4) a personal and societal value system. Teaching techniques include readings, classroom discussion, use of filmstrips, games, and interviews. Topics and concepts treated in the lessons include responsibility, honesty, decision making, family responsibility, friendship, using money wisely, using time wisely, physical and moral courage, and power. Each lesson outline contains purpose, concepts, affective objectives, classroom activities, teaching procedures, guiding questions, evaluation techniques, and lists of materials needed. For many lessons the classroom readings are included. Appendices include procedures for group discussion and role playing and a resource list of curricula. The curriculum developers recomment that teachers receive training in affective teaching skills and attitudes before using the guide and that the materials not be used daily, but rather spaced to cover a semester at a time. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Class Activities, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Family Role, Grade 4, Humanistic Education, Moral Development, Peer Relationship, Questioning Techniques, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Values
Harris County Department of Education, 6208 Irvington Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77022 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Commission on Alcoholism, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Harris County Dept. of Education, Houston, TX.