ERIC Number: ED120077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Bicentennial American History Series.
Brown, William; And Others
Designed to supplement secondary United States history courses, this resource booklet provides materials on four dramatic incidents in American history. The four events under examination include the Boston Massacre, the Denmark Vesey Slave Revolt, the Republic Steel Strike of 1937, and the Berlin Airlift of 1948. Each unit contains social background to the event, a description of the events leading to the incident, a description of what happened, a summary of important outcomes of the incident, a list of suggested student activities, related matters for consideration, and a bibliography. The related matters for consideration include additional student activities, value-oriented discussion questions, and appropriate instructional strategies on related political, economic, and social concepts inherent in the events. The unit on the Republic Steel strike may be integrated into economics or sociology courses since the strike reflects attitudes, ideas, and actions of labor, management, and government. Since the Berlin airlift unit explores the powers of the presidency in the area of foreign policy, it may be used in political science or international relations courses. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Black History, Class Activities, Democracy, Foreign Policy, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Relations, Primary Sources, Resource Materials, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Slavery, Social Studies, Strikes, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.