ERIC Number: ED161753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Contemporary American Issues.
Lewis, Bill; And Others
This nine-week unit from a junior high American government curriculum covers the following topics: (1) What are the current issues in our physical and social environment?; (2) How do we investigate and evaluate issues?; and (3) What contemporary issues in my physical or social environment do I want to investigate? Students are required to do individual investigations; emphasis is placed on the process of thorough, objective investigation. Possible questions for student investigation include: land use, recreational facilities, population growth, water conservation, city planning, ageism, and child abuse. For each major topic the guide gives major concepts, reading assignments, filmstrips, activities such as simulation games, map work, role-play, field trips, and guest speakers, and ideas for students to discuss and write about. A bibliography of basic and supplementary texts is included, as well as various checklists, guidelines, and classroom materials. (BB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instruction, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Physical Environment, Social Environment, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, United States Government (Course), Units of Study
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, The Ohio State Univ., 1200 Chambers Rd., 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43212 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County School District R-1, Lakewood, CO.
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