ERIC Number: ED162778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Intermediate SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Social Science, Unit 1, Kits 1-4, Teacher's Guide.
Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.; Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.
The unit's instructional and assessment activities focus on the community. Specific attention is given to four spiraling questions pertaining to the individual, his alternatives, his initiation of change, and the results of change. Focus, materials, and objective for each activity are in Spanish and English; teacher instructions are in Spanish only. Content sources are stories, field trips, role playing, interviews, newspapers, pictures, small group presentations, and the child's own experiences and observations. Activities deal with the concepts of interdependence, cooperation, values, societal control, tradition, causality, power, conflict, differences, cultural change and modification. The child is made aware of the different skills needed to perform certain jobs in the community; how money is spent within his own community; the significance of written and unwritten laws; the changes (i.e., customs, people's roles, and physical changes) occurring in a community within a period of 50 years; the different groups that exert power in the community; how to exert influence in these groups; the different methods existing to influence and bring about favorable changes for the community; the modifications a person has to make when moving to a community where a different culture exists; the necessary skills to bring about certain changes; and the important role which values play in people's lives. (NQ)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Agents, Community Change, Community Characteristics, Community Influence, Conflict, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Political Power, Power Structure, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Spiral Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides
Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752 ($3.75)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.; Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to sideways reading material; For related documents, see RC 010 829-838