ERIC Number: ED175793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
To Make a Difference: Teachers Guide [And] To Make a Difference: Planning for the Future.
Westerhoff, John, III; McCune, Shirley
The resource guide for secondary students and teachers is designed to introduce futures planning concepts for democratic social change and the skills necessary for effective planning. The objective is to help students understand the world realistically, to point out ways each person shares in world problems, and to instill the knowledge that they can make a positive contribution toward a solution. An additional aim is to offer a series of foundational learnings necessary for futures planning and to introduce steps to use in that plan. The teacher's guide outlines objectives for 22 topics, such as issues and causes, change and the power to change, learning how to be creative, creating alternatives, setting priorities and goals, framing objectives, finding strategies, and planning actions. Supportive learning activities are suggested for each topic including group essays, a debate, a mock trial, research, case studies, brainstorming, and evaluation. The student workbook contains activities reinforcing the concepts taught in each topic area. Sample activities include listing social problems and possible personal contributions to them, making deductions from a photograph, choosing one book to have on a desert island, ranking concepts, planning a personal utopia, setting social goals for the world in 2000 AD, listing contributions and hindrances to those goals, and planning specific objectives and actions that might lead to their realization. (CK)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Educational Objectives, Futures (of Society), Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Objectives, Perception, Planning, Problem Solving, Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Change, Social Problems, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Out of print from NEA