ERIC Number: ED183456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Global Studies for American Schools.
Mehlinger, Howard D.; And Others
The book provides a rationale for teaching global studies, offers six model lessons, suggests how teachers can assess their own global studies programs, and cites additional resources for global studies. It is presented in four chapters. Chapter I states the rationale as the need to develop a global perspective in order to understand and function effectively in the world today. Schools have the primary responsibility for this development. Chapter II offers six lessons, which are designed for junior high school students but can be adapted for elementary or secondary students. Topics cover the relationship between human society and the natural environment, communication, benefits and problems of industrialization, energy, differing cultural lifestyles, and human rights. Each lesson requires one to two or more class periods and includes an introduction, objectives, suggested procedures, and student materials. Techniques include reading, discussion, role play, research, simulation, debate, and gaming. Chapter III discusses program evaluation and provides a checklist. It also discusses student evaluation, offering suggestions for establishing objectives in four areas: knowledge, abilities, valuing, and social participation. The final chapter lists selected resources for global studies, citing general publications, organizations, catalogs, guides, and directories. It provides checklists for helping teachers to identify possible resources in their own community and to evaluate materials for classroom use. (JH/CK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Evaluation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Environment, Evaluation, Global Approach, Industrialization, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Life Style, Role Playing, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication, World Problems
National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Social Studies Development Center.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.