ERIC Number: ED153923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
INTERdependence Curriculum Aid.
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, PA.; Philadelphia School District, PA.
Stressing global interdependence, this guide suggests resources, materials, and activities related to major world problems. Global interdependence is interpreted as connections between and among nations in areas of war and peace, human rights, environmental use, economics, and international law. The major objective is to help students understand the international moral, political, economic, and geophysical dimensions of world problems. Following a discussion of the concept of interdependence and a listing of resources, the document presents eight units related to global concerns: food and nutrition, global economy, human rights, oceans, peace, resource scarcity, science and technology, and international institutions. Each unit includes objectives, background, discussion questions, bibliography, resource materials, audiovisual aids, classroom activities, field trips, and references. Learning activities involve students in educational games, group discussion and role playing, reading and writing assignments, oral reports, writing letters to government agencies in the United States and abroad, surveying class and community members on topics related to global development, compiling annotated bibliographies, and arranging class visitations by experts on disarmament, poverty, development, and related topics. The units are designed for use as a complete course, mini-course, or for integration into existing curriculum. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Guides, Depleted Resources, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Food, Global Approach, Human Dignity, International Relations, Learning Activities, Peace, Physical Environment, Political Influences, Poverty, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Technological Advancement, Technology, Units of Study, World Affairs, World Problems
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, John Wanamaker Store, Third Floor Gallery, 13th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 ($3.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, PA.; Philadelphia School District, PA.
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