ERIC Number: ED184945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Learning Activity Packets for High School Social Studies, American Studies, American History and Low Achieving Students. Course I.
The document presents student learning packets designed to provide an alternative social studies experience for high school students. The objective is to enable students to better understand themselves and their environment and other individuals and groups. Written at a junior high school reading level, the packets are intended to be used with low achieving secondary students, although they can be adapted for average students. The packets present nine units of study, which are entitled "Thinking about Myself,""Thinking More about Myself,""What People Think about Me,""What I Think of Others,""How People Communicate,""Why People Act the Way They Do,""The Black Experience in America,""Some Groups that live in America," and "What Will Happen in the Future?" The units focus on historical and contemporary examples and activities designed to stimulate thinking and decision-making skills. An overview page for each unit offers a summary statement of content, lists 4-8 main topics covered, explains why the unit is important, and states skills and tools needed (junior high reading level ability and a dictionary). A goal statement, 3-7 educational objectives, and 4-8 activities are detailed for each main topic. Activities include readings, writing, research, and discussion, as well as decision making and opinion exercises. The final activity for each unit directs learning summarization. (CK)
Descriptors: Blacks, Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Ethnic Groups, Futures (of Society), Humanistic Education, Immigrants, Learning Activities, Low Achievement, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Career Education Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For a related document, see SO 012 480. Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to light and broken print type throughout original.