ERIC Number: ED152629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Survival and Enrichment of Man. Social Science Curriculum Guide, Grades 7-12.
Meridian Municipal Separate School District, MS.
Designed to demonstrate how changing value systems affect individuals, the social studies guide suggests materials, resources, and activities to classroom teachers. The major objective of the guide is to help students gain in maturity and develop the ability to deal with values. The document is presented in 27 chapters. The first five chapters introduce values clarification strategies. Values identified as particularly important in social studies include human dignity, freedom, national security, majority rule, protection of minority rights, patriotism, and intelligent use of resources. Chapter six lists 11 basic economic concepts and relates them to values education by stating that individuals make economic decisions on the basis of personal goals. The other chapters present activities on (1) 7th grade geography; (2) American history for 8th grade students; (3) Mississippi history and government for grade 9; (4) world culture for grade 10; (5) American history and economics for grade 11; and (6) comparative political systems and community business and economics for grade 12. The final chapter suggests principles by which students and teachers can evaluate the curriculum. For each grade level, the following information is given: subject, objective, related careers, economic concepts, values, competencies, and suggested activities. Activities stress critical analysis, inquiry techniques, social studies skill development, and concept formation. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Attitude Change, Career Education, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economics, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Political Science, Political Socialization, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, State Government, State History, Teaching Methods, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Meridian Municipal Separate School District, MS.
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