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ERIC Number: ED141222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Working in America, Part III. Materials for Using American Issues Forum in the American History Classroom, Topic V.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
The learning module is the third in a series which examines American history in light of industrial development and expansion. Presented in field test condition to allow for feedback from students and teachers, the booklet explores the welfare state and minority employment through presentation of an extensive teacher background section and 10 class exercises. The learning activities are designed to help 11th grade social studies students develop concepts and understandings related to welfare. Topics include causes of poverty, choice of occupation, low income and minority groups, applying for jobs, welfare, leisure time, work attitudes, and the American dream of prosperity. Learning activities include filling out a sample employment form, role playing, skits, class discussion, mock opinion polls, community interviews, and analysis of literary passages. The format of the exercises generally includes objectives, materials, strategy, and evaluation. Also included where relevant are questions for class discussion and interviews with welfare recipients, background information for students and teachers, survey findings, character profiles, quotations, questionnaires, and employment forms. All information necessary for carrying out these activities is presented. An evaluation form for teachers and a bibliography are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Concept Formation, Economically Disadvantaged, Government Role, Grade 11, Instructional Materials, Labor, Learning Modules, Leisure Time, Minority Groups, Public Opinion, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, United States History, Welfare, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Work Environment
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.