ERIC Number: ED160498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Growing Up in America, Part II. Materials for Using American Issues Forum in the American History Classroom. Topic VIII.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
Seven modules about aspects of growing up in America are presented for incorporation into 11th grade social studies curricula. Content covers a variety of issues spanning a time period from America's colonial history through the present. Each module suggests discussion questions based on primary sources. Module one explores dimensions of religious freedom as set forth in documents such as the Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges (1701) and the Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty (1786). Module two cites legislation and court cases from the 1960s concerning freedom of religious expression in public schools. Module three compares society's acceptance of women religious leaders in 1848 and 1976. Various opinions of our nation's moral responsibilities are explored in the fourth module, which is based upon writings of Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Module five examines the effects of mobility upon contemporary family life. A family tree and the story of one family covering four generations are presented. The last two modules explore aspects of children's religious, emotional, and legal ties to their families. (AV)
Descriptors: American Culture, American Studies, Civil Rights, Content Area Reading, Family Characteristics, Family Influence, History Instruction, Individual Development, Moral Issues, Primary Sources, Quality of Life, Religious Factors, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social History, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
Note: For a related document see ED 129 662