ERIC Number: ED135693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Suggestions for Curriculum Development on Communication; Part A, K-3. Global Perspectives: A Humanistic Influence on the Curriculum. Number Three in a Series of K-12 Guides.
King, David C.; And Others
A guide for infusing global perspectives on communication into the elementary social studies curriculum is designed to be used selectively by teachers. The four major objectives are to help students: (1) understand how the world's system can influence the individual's life; (2) recognize different viewpoints; (3) develop an ability to make judgments about world influence on one's personal life; and (4) recognize that personal actions can influence world interrelatedness. Section I presents ideas for developing ten communication activities. The activities involve message-sending skills, body language, animal language, sign observation, vocabulary building, and family and stranger communication skills. For each topic, areas of study are specified, objectives are listed, and teaching techniques are suggested. Section II presents lessons which demonstrate how global perspectives fit in with the existing curriculum. The four lessons stress verbal and nonverbal communication, body language, and exploration of human commonalities and differences. Four activities, such as mime, charades, using makeup, creating bulletin boards, communication games, art work, and field trips, are suggested for each lesson, along with a description of areas of study, objectives, suggested time, and required materials. A subject index is included. Teacher and reviewer comments are solicited. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communications, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Global Approach, Humanistic Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Skill Development, Social Change, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.; Center for Global Perspectives, New York, NY.
Note: For a related document, see SO 009 798