ERIC Number: ED221411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
United States History Curriculum Guide. Grade 11.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Program Planning and Development.
Four different approaches to the teaching of U.S. history--chronological, topical, interdisciplinary, and problems--are presented. The purpose is to help students in grade 11 learn about and appreciate the country's history, heritage, beliefs, and institutions. The first approach presented is chronological, is in outline form, and contains nine units about U.S. history from 1600 to the present. Each unit has a time line, a list of objectives, an outline of historical data, and a vocabulary list. The second approach is topical and consists of four major units: Development of Our National Heritage, Internal Crises and Turmoil, Industrial Development in the United States, and United States Foreign Policy. Lists of Objectives, vocabulary, and audiovisual aids are included. The third approach, interdisciplinary, consists of a bibliography which lists historical fiction novels to help students understand the U.S. development through reading literature. The bibliography is arranged to correspond to the units listed in the chronological approach. The problems approach briefly lists 12 current problems for research, including concerns about the Ku Klux Klan, ERA, draft registration, and government loans to corporations. The guide contains three appendices. The first lists 30 American history textbooks and related materials that are annotated and arranged alphabetically by publisher. The second and third appendices contain tests, informational handouts, and worksheets that can be used to accompany the chronological and topical approaches presented in the first part of the guide. (NE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Program Planning and Development.
Note: Portions of Appendix C may be marginally legible.