ERIC Number: ED212519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Global Education. Curriculum Handbook. Social Studies.
Livonia Public Schools, MI. School of Global Education.
This handbook outlines three courses with a global approach which have been implemented in the Livonia Public Schools, Livonia, Michigan. Existing global realities--the growing interdependence of nations and peoples, the depletion of nonrenewable resources, and the ominous world food problem--make it imperative that schools teach global studies. The first course focuses on world history and explores the chronological development of man and civilization from his primitive beginnings to his present complex world, with emphasis on global interdependence and its many facets. The second course deals with U.S. history, showing the merger of many diverse people and cultures and the resultant change from a traditional society to a modern society. Also, it compares this growth to show our dependence/interdependence politically, economically, and socially from/to traditional and modern societies in other parts of the world. The third course examines specific global issues of the teacher's choosing. Each of the three outlines contains a brief description of the course, general objectives, and suggested materials. Unit outlines indicating specific objectives, and sample activities are then provided for each course. The many and varied activities involve students in reading and discussing literature, making outlines, conducting research, listening to guest speakers, taking field trips, constructing maps, writing papers, viewing audiovisuals, and presenting dramas. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Objectives, Global Approach, History Instruction, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Literature, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, World Affairs, World History, World Problems
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Livonia Public Schools, MI. School of Global Education.
Note: For a related document, see CS 206 657.