ERIC Number: ED156552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Activities for Teaching about Aging: Primary and Intermediate Grades.
Atwood, H. Mason, Ed.
Over 350 activities are suggested for primary and intermediate grade students to learn about aging and older adults. They have been designed for with use with already existing curricula, so that teachers will not feel a need to plan an entire unit on aging. Interdisciplinary in nature, the activities are listed according to the subject areas for which they are appropriate: mathematics, social studies, language arts, science and health, physical education, music, and art. The two major sections of the guide present activities for primary grades and for intermediate grades respectively. An introductory section identifies the concepts which the activities aim to develop in categories of income, health and mental health, housing and environment, nutrition, retirement, transportation, and education about aging. A sample math activity at the primary level in the area of nutrition involves students in planning a week of healthful menus for various age groups and calculating the cost of the food. At the intermediate level, a math activity involves students in exploring the concept of reduced income for retired people, its consequences on life style, and things the community can do relative to this problem (such as reduced bus fares). A concluding section for intermediate students presents background information and activities about the treatment of aged people in the Navajo Indian culture. (AV)
Descriptors: Art, Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Grandparents, Health, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Music, Nutrition, Older Adults, Physical Education, Primary Education, Retirement, Sciences, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Teachers Coll.