ERIC Number: ED210847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Futures. An ALPHA Study Unit. Second Edition.
Le Storti, Anthony J.
The unit, designed for presentation to middle, junior high, and senior high school gifted students, contains a series of lessons which introduce the study of futures, teach several forecasting and problem solving techniques, provide students with the opportunity to examine and discuss problematic issues, and encourage students to take control and shape their futures and the future of society as a whole. Five objectives of the Alpha Unit are listed, such as encouraging students to work productively and efficiently, both independently and in groups. Following a list of suggested materials, lessons are arranged in a suggested sequence for a unit of approximately 22 hours. Provided for each lesson is information on its objectives, suggested materials, and procedures for presentation. Among the lesson topics are the following: scenario writing, problems of the future, and simulation games and independent projects. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23, Blue Bell, PA.
Note: Prepared through Project ALPHA (Advanced Learning Programs in the Humanities and Arts).