ERIC Number: ED124449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Economic and Social Diversity within the Urban Setting: Focus on the American City. Instructional Activities Series.
Blackwell, Diana E.
This activity, the fourth in the elementary set of teacher-developed instructional activities for teaching geography, focuses on knowledge and cognitive processes of economic and social diversity within an urban setting. Content includes the economic and social structure and problems of American cities as exemplified by Gary, Indiana. The processes stressed are classifying, interpreting, evaluating, and decision making. Maps constructed from census data serve as the source for raising questions and developing hypotheses concerning correlations, causes, and consequences of the city's structure and problems. Role playing and sociometric mapping techniques are employed as a means for considering criteria used to evaluate people. See SO 009 140 for a general description and explanation of the elementary and secondary sets that comprise this series. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Demography, Elementary Education, Geographic Distribution, Geography, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Role Playing, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Developed Materials, Urban Problems, Urban Studies
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($.50, elementary set $6.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana