ERIC Number: ED138506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Oceans: Our Continuing Frontier. A Courses by Newspaper Reader.
Menard, H. William, Ed.; Scheiber, Jane L., Ed.
This reader is one of several supplementary materials for a 16-week newspaper course about oceans. Six units contain 77 readings from primary sources such as personal diaries, historical documents, novels and poems. The readings present a mosaic of viewpoints, concerns, and controversial issues about the sea. "Our Continuing Frontier" provides a nautical history of American enterprise on the sea as well as Jacques Cousteau's concerns for future uses and abuses of the sea. "Literature and Art" offers selections of poetry by John Masefield and Matthew Arnold, and excerpts from literature by Jules Verne and Stephen Crane. In "Science and Myth," articles and diary excerpts document a search for Atlantis, sounding expeditions, famous ship voyages, and a study on minerals and plate tectonics. Readings in units four and five discuss marine resources and policy and sea power. Issues such as ocean mining and international commercial laws are considered. "Men and Women at Sea" presents a range of selections including Chaucer's "The Medieval Sailor," Thor Heyerdahl's "Across the Pacific by Raft," and an article about navy wives' reactions to women on warships. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Content Area Reading, Enrichment Activities, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Newspapers, Oceanography, Physical Geography, Political Issues, Primary Sources, Programed Instruction, Secondary Education
Publisher's Inc., 243 12th Street, Drawer P, Del Mar, California 92014 ($5.50 paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Univ. Extension.
Note: For related documents, see SO 009 955-958