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ERIC Number: ED133258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
The Religion in Elementary Social Studies Project. Final Report.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
A project for preparing and testing innovative curriculum materials for the study of religion in elementary social studies is described. The main objective of the project is to demonstrate that the study of religion is a necessity in the social education and personal development of children. Intended as an aid for teaching a student about his own religion and other religions, the project materials stress developing a positive self-concept and an attitude of empathy toward others. The report describes curriculum materials for grades 1-6, teacher guides, and four teacher self-instructional kits. The lessons are sequenced within units and the units are graded in complexity to foster concept development. Each level centers upon one religious theme and specifies three or four key concepts. The six major emphases are cross-cultural family studies, cross-cultural community studies, ethnic studies in an urban setting, religion and nature, religion in North America, and world religions. Each grade level set of three modules presents from four to six sequential learning encounters for students, a teacher's guide, and packets of multimedia learning materials. The project report includes information on summer programs for teachers, future needs, project financing, dissemination activities, and results from project pilot testing. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Ethnic Studies, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Program Descriptions, Religion, Religious Education, Social Studies, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.