ERIC Number: ED155080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Personal Decision-Making and Discussion Skills. Decision-Making in Contemporary America, Unit II.
Vetter, Donald P.; And Others
This unit on decision-making and discussion skills is the second of five units in a ninth grade social studies course (course described in SO 010 891). There are two major objectives: (1) given a problem, the student will make value judgments using decision-making skills; and (2) using proper discussion techniques, the student will analyze a controversial issue and take a stand. The unit is divided into two parts: the first deals with decision making skills, while the second emphasizes discussion and communication skills. The two parts contain lessons which are inquiry-oriented and are based on student activities. Each lesson contains a stated purpose, a classroom procedure, suggested materials, and activities. Some of the activities involve students in taking attitude and value surveys, analyzing the voting habits of Americans, completing worksheets on decision-making and problem-solving processes, examining case studies, role playing situations, analyzing discussion methods, analyzing cartoons, and gathering and using information. Resource pages for the activities are included. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Communication Skills, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Discussion, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Grade 9, Group Discussion, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Utilization, Inquiry, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Problem Solving, Process Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, Values
Donald P. Vetter, Supervisor of Social Studies, Board of Education of Carroll County, 55 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157 ($5.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 891-897; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document; Table on pages CR-9 and CR-9a has been retyped. To assemble, place CR-9a to the right of CR-9