ERIC Number: ED199120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally About Food, Population and Energy Issues. Seventh Grade Interdisciplinary Unit.
Miller, Barbara, Ed.
This social studies unit suggests activities and teaching methods for use by seventh grade social studies classroom teachers as they develop and implement educational programs on global food, population, and energy problems. Objectives are to help students become aware of global interdependence, identify roles of various nations in causing and solving problems related to food and population, and develop skills in gathering and analyzing data regarding world problems. The document is presented in seven sections. Chapter I suggests activities which introduce students to global interdependence and to differences in life styles between developed and developing nations. Students are involved in a variety of activities including determining items essential to a 'good life', working with maps and globes, creating bulletin boards and collages, answering questions on worksheets, and discussing global issues in small groups and in class. Chapters II through IV present activities which focus specifically on population, food, or energy. Activities involve case studies, data sheets, time lines, simple computation problems, and map and globe work. Chapters V and VI offer culmination activities and supplemental projects. Students are directed to pull together background information and skills gained through participation in earlier course activities. Specific activities and projects in which they are involved include producing a filmstrip, making posters and bulletin boards, creating energy tools out of 'classroom junk', discussing food and energy sources, and diagramming energy issues. For all activities suggested in the document, information is presented on title, background, objectives, time and materials required, skills, focus, and procedures. (DB)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Energy, Food, Global Approach, Grade 7, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Population Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, World Problems
Aurora Public Schools, 1085 Peoria Street, Aurora, CO 80011 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Authoring Institution: Aurora Public Schools, CO.
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