ERIC Number: ED178409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
What Will People Do Next? An Instructional Bulletin. Publication No. GC-42.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.
The 20 lesson cards describe activities and objectives to aid elementary school classroom teachers as they develop interdisciplinary social studies programs. The activity cards may be used at individual learning centers or assigned as independent work following a teacher-guided lesson. Only one set of cards is needed per classroom. Major objectives of the cards are to refresh basic social studies concepts, provide personalized and independent learning opportunities, and reinforce reading and communication skills. Topics include cultural understanding, social change, utilization of resources, environmental influences, political behavior, historical perspectives, economic choice, travel, and social interaction. Each card includes information on what to do before beginning work on the topic, materials required, background, vocabulary, major concepts, cognitive objectives, behavioral objectives, and activities. Activities involve students in planning activities for a foreign visitor, preparing graphs and lists of activities, solving imaginary problems, reading aloud in class, discussing suggested questions in groups, writing simple stories, role playing, drawing time lines, and illustrating stories and poems. Examples of objectives for specific topics include that students be able to demonstrate respect for other world cultures, appreciation of the natural environment, and an understanding of how changing events impact upon future life styles. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Futures (of Society), Individualized Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Social Change, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Los Angeles Unified School District, District Publications, 450 N. Grand Avenue, Room G-230, Los Angeles, California 90012 ($1.55)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.