ERIC Number: ED129992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
SI (Systeme International). A Metric Workbook for Teachers of Consumer & Homemaking Education.
Bielefeld, Carole, Comp.
The teaching guide for providing instruction in use of the metric system contains materials geared for the daily activities of the home. Contents of the guide are organized into four parts. Part 1 is a brief description of the history of the metric system and reasons for conversion in the United States. The major portion of the guide, part 2 (learning the metric system of measurement), is a transparency presentation with narration. It consists of 72 transparency miniatures with the accompanying narration, followed by the numbered transparency masters for preparation by the instructor. Part 3 contains eight learning activities and a post-test. The topics include body measurements, volume, weighing food, garment construction, length, and temperature. The reference materials in Part 4 are (1) glossary and annotations, (2) suggested classroom activities, (3) conversion charts and other references, (4) sources of metric supplies, and (5) a bibliography. (RG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orange County Dept. of Education, Santa Ana, CA.