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ERIC Number: ED176908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 19
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City Experiences. Guidelines for Urban Adventures.
Thompson, Doug; Rooney, Jim
The booklet provides guidelines, concrete curriculum plans, and rough ideas on urban adventure programs for suburban high school students. Following an overview that explains a three-phase organizing theory (exploration, focusing, action) for urban programs, there are descriptions of: a student-organized and conducted architectural tour of New York City; a program based on an urban scavenger hunt for ninth graders in traditional schools in the Denver area; an intensive 5-day experience in Denver for an alternative high school; 19 specific urban awareness activities that involve observing, questioning, and synthesizing; ideas for written projects based on urban conditions in New York; how and where to find and interview resource people in a city; and a 3-day urban experience for teachers run by the Colorado Outward Bound School. A list of 15 "process skills" necessary for successful urban adventures is included, as well as a discussion of teacher liability during city experiences. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver); New York (New York)