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ERIC Number: ED130930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Pages: 387
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Guide to Study America: An Interdisciplinary Approach to American Studies.
Cleary, Polly Chase; And Others
This interdisciplinary American studies curriculum guide for grades 7 through 12 provides a people-oriented approach to American history. Intended to give a sense of history to motivated and nonmotivated students, the guide describes six units which can be used singly as minicourses or together as an in-depth course on American life. Each unit centers on a single theme. The themes, which also represent the six chapters of the book, include the following: in search of an American character, frontier America, industrial America, multiethnic studies, rebellion and reform, and individual and collective power. Verbal and study skills are emphasized throughout the book. Learning methods recommended include simulation games, research, panels, field study, data-retrieval charts, inquiry, and values clarification. Each chapter presents an overview, unit description, student and teacher readings, group and individual activities, learning objectives, and bibliography. A skill enrichment section for teacher use is also included in the document. A more complete description of each unit, with additional classroom programs, is available from the publisher. (Author/DB)
Learning Ventures, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019 ($3.50 paperback, 20% discount for orders of $25.00 or more)
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