ERIC Number: ED130942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Peoria and the World.
Bennett, Kay; And Others
A unit is described in which fourth and eighth graders in Peoria, Illinois, gained understanding of the world through careful and critical reading of their local daily newspaper. The focus was on news about local international involvement. The teachers who developed the unit believe that study of local newspapers enriches information about the world and that articles about community ties to the world provide a springboard for research that enlivens international studies and relates the local scene to a world picture. In a particular Sunday paper, students identified articles about a typhoon in Japan, oil investors, closing of the post exchange in Turkey, and European-bred cattle which won awards at the Illinois State Fair. Students looked up relevant information about each country and learned how each foreign event could influence life in Peoria. Specific activities and discussion questions are provided, based on articles about sports, industry, agriculture, culture, immigrants, science, government, careers, population, and education. All activities and discussion questions can be used in the study of any community. (AV)
Descriptors: Community, Current Events, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, International Education, Local Issues, Newspapers, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Unit Plan, Units of Study, World Affairs
Educational Services Department, The Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois 61601 ($2.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peoria Journal Star, IL.