ERIC Number: ED210853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Project C.H.A.N.G.E.: Concepts of Handicaps and Attitudes Need Guidance and Education. Junior High Curriculum [7-8].
Smith, M. Sherry; And Others
The document contains the curriculum guides for Grades 7 and 8 developed by Project CHANGE (Concepts of Handicaps and Attitudes Need Guidance and Education), designed to improve children's attitudes toward the disabled. In Grade 7, the curriculum focuses on acceptance of self and others (handicapped and nonhandicapped), cerebral function, mental retardation, learning disabilities, and emotional problems. The eighth grade program considers acceptance of self and others, a review of disabilities and rehabilitation, and health careers. Each unit is intended to be completed over a period of 3 to 5 weeks with one activity per week. Lessons typically include exercises; lectures; simulation activities; use of filmstrips, movies, and books; class discussion; and guest speakers (usually disabled persons). Units at each grade level are preceded by a unit outline which identifies learning objectives and concepts. Lesson plans are organized to include information on activity name, learning objective, materials needed, teaching procedure, and answer keys to student exercises. Worksheets and handouts appropriate for reproduction are provided when called for in the lesson plans. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Emotional Disturbances, Grade 7, Grade 8, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Lesson Plans, Mental Retardation, Peer Acceptance, Rehabilitation, Self Concept, Simulation, Units of Study
Ridgeland Public Schools District 122, 6500 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453 ($16.00 per grade level).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ridgeland Public Schools District 122, Oak Lawn, IL.