ERIC Number: ED212511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Industries, Cities and People, Episode VI. Resource Material Development: Population Dynamics in Eighth Grade American History.
Massialas, Byron G.; And Others
This is the sixth unit in a series that introduces population concepts into the eighth grade American history curriculum. (See SO 013 782 for an overview of the guide.) In Episode VI, the history topic is the rise of the cities and industrialization. This unit has five segments. Objectives are to help the student to (1) examine the lifestyles of people living in urban and rural areas, and the effects of this lifestyle on the birth and death rates in these two areas; (2) scrutinize the rural to urban trends that occurred in the U.S. population from 1790 to the present; (3) survey the east-west trends that occurred in the movement of the U.S. population from 1790 until the present; (4) examine the relationship between industrialization and urbanization in the United States; and (5) investigate reasons for the growth or lack of growth of cities in U.S. history and examine factors that may have been important to the settlement of cities. Activities include having students illustrate their conception of living in both a rural and urban area; reading, answering questions about, and pretending they are living in Billings, Montana, a railroad town; and mapping physical features, natural resources and the natural land and water access routes of a nearby city. (NE)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Curriculum Guides, Demography, Grade 8, Human Geography, Industrialization, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Municipalities, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Urban Differences, Social History, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 782-788 and SO 013 835.