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ERIC Number: ED155080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: 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