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ERIC Number: ED135682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about Aging.
Pratt, Francis E.
This paper discusses the need for teaching about aging as part of the school curriculum; examines some of the important issues about aging in American society; relates aging to the various disciplines of the social sciences; and suggests teaching strategies, learning activities, and resources materials for grades K-12. The first chapter answers the question, Why teach the young about the old? The second chapter examines the treatment of older people, relating aging to patterns of segregation, poverty, and youth orientation. The third chapter presents suggestions for incorporating the topic of aging in any or all of the social sciences. The fourth chapter describes 17 classroom-tested activities which can be used by secondary and elementary teachers. Seventeen additional activities specifically for elementary grades are listed. The final chapter examines ways to incorporate the topic of aging into the curriculum, using an integration approach and a mini-course approach, and suggests ways to evaluate the accomplishments of such activities. Specific objectives and goals are provided. An extensive resource bibliography and ERIC document section appends the resource guide. (JR)
Descriptors: Age Groups, Case Studies, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Educational Gerontology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Older Adults, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (Order SSEC Publication No. 197, $3.25 paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.