ERIC Number: ED118508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
People and Choices: Pattern of Healthful Living, Level 8. A Values Curriculum, Second Revision.
Fortney, Nancy D.
This curriculum guide for eighth-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 role playing, use of transparencies and filmstrips, sentence completion, solving dilemmas, and classroom discussion. Lessons provided include the following: Values: What They Are and Are Not; Values and Choices; Action and Values; Value Influences; Community Values; Teenaging Today; Exploring School as a Value Influence; Family Influence; and Decision Making. Each lesson outline contains purpose, concepts, affective objectives, classroom activities, specific teaching procedures, guiding questions, evaluation techniques, and lists of materials needed. Appendices contain Interaction Briefs for Role Playing and A Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous. The curriculum developers recommend 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, Alcohol Education, Class Activities, Community Influence, Decision Making, Family Influence, Grade 8, Humanistic Education, Mental Health, Moral Development, Questioning Techniques, Resource Materials, School Role, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Units of Study, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Commission on Alcoholism, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Harris County Dept. of Education, Houston, TX.