ERIC Number: ED184973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Project ACE Activity Sets. Book III: Grades 8 through 12.
Eden City Schools, NC.; Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC.; Durham County Schools, NC.; Greensboro City Public Schools, NC.
Eleven activity sets for students in grades 8 through 12 are designed to supplement courses in citizenship and U.S. history and government. "The Civil War That Could Have Been" creates a hypothetical situation which requires the participant to analyze the causes of the Civil War. In "History on TV -- Enemy or Ally of the Social Studies Program," students investigate the reliability of television docudrama, contemporary social drama, historically based drama, and a documentary. "How to Make School and Classroom Rules Easier to Swallow" involves analyzing the need for rules. In separate units on local government, historic preservation, the right to privacy, and youth and the law, students interview local government officials, organize into political pressure groups, assess their attitudes toward the role of the police, incarceration, the death penalty, violence, and organized crime. "The Struggle for Rugged Individualism During the Depression" examines New Deal reform and physical/psychological effects on the American people who experienced the Depression. In a study of the old west students discuss a fictitious town which had no laws. "The Home Front in World War I and World War II" focuses on the effect of war on the economy and lives of various groups in society. The final set, "Presidential Decision Making" is intended for above average students and examines how presidents throughout history have used their roles to their advantage. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eden City Schools, NC.; Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC.; Durham County Schools, NC.; Greensboro City Public Schools, NC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 515-516. Some of the journal articles may not reproduce well in paper copy.