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ERIC Number: ED141219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Materials for Using American Issues Forum in the American History Classroom. Topic VI: The Business of America.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
Classroom strategies for examining American history in light of business issues are described. Designed to be used selectively by teachers in the 11th grade social studies classroom, the materials are presented in fieldtest condition to allow for modifications and substitutions in response to feedback from teachers and students. The eight modules presented are: (1) private enterprise in the market place; (2) empire building; (3) the development of United States industry; (4) the petroleum industry in the United States 1920-60; (5) multinational corporations; (6) the impact of empire building; (7) subsidizing and regulating: controlling the economy; and (8) selling the consumer. Format of the modules varies, but generally includes an introduction to the topic, listing of objectives, directions for carrying out suggested activities, and suggestions for establishing a set of basic generalizations about the topic. Background essays, data sheets, tables, charts, discussion questions, teachers guides, and transparencies are included as needed. The wide variety of suggested activities includes simulation games, class discussion, student readings, data analysis by individuals and groups, class reports, role playing, class visitations, debates, case study approaches, and a class play. An evaluation form and appendices containing additional information for teachers are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Business, Capitalism, Case Studies, Class Activities, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Government Role, Grade 11, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.