ERIC Number: ED201561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Creating Futures Activity Cards and Teacher Guide.
Klenzman, Elizabeth; Taylor, Paula
Teachers can use these learning activities to teach about the future in elementary and secondary social studies, science, math, language arts, and arts courses. The purpose of the activities is to help students practice creative-thinking skills, investigate problems relevant to their personal futures, experience the concept of change, and evaluate alternatives and make decisions. The learning activities are presented on cards intended for student use. A teacher's guide accompanies the cards. Activity topics, which are color coded on the cards, are futurist's tools; personal futures; home, school, and community; populations; environment and transportation; energy; and future products and inventions. Each card lists materials, step-by-step directions, and discussion questions. Most of the activities are designed for individual students or small groups. Activities are many and varied. For example, students develop a time line of important things that have happened to them in their lifetime and then extend their time line into the future. Students trace the history of their school and chart the changes that have occurred since their school was built. In other activities, students plan a house of the future, make a family tree, analyze census records, do an experiment with snow to see how clean it is, and make a chart comparing different modes of transportation and fuel consumption. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Change, Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Planning, Problem Solving, Social Studies
Federal Programs Department, Minneapolis Public Schools, 807 Northeast Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55413 ($9.75 plus $2.00 billing charge if payment does not accompany order).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Council on Quality Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.