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ERIC Number: ED230384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Technology and Changing Lifestyles. [Student's Guide.] Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
The purpose of this module is to introduce students (grades 7-8) to the concept of change as reflected in changes of lifestyle. The module is comprised of three major sections. Section 1 examines family roles in earlier Amerindian society (low technology) and society today (high technology). Section 2 examines the role and purpose of education, again comparing/contrasting the two cultures. Section 3 examines how lifestyle needs impact on land, its resources, and other people. Within each section are readings, student activities, dilemma discussions, and simulations. Dilemmas are brief stories posing a critical decision to be made by a main character. This decision revolves around conflicts between two or more moral/ethical issues (as identified by Kohlberg) presented in the situation, and it is the moral/ethical implication that provides the thrust for later student discussions. Preceding each dilemma are readings/case studies providing background information regarding issues in the dilemma. Questions are also provided to stimulate thinking about the issues and generate discussions. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated into such subject areas as social studies, history, general science, or language arts. (JN)
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $85; replacement student worksheets, $11).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies.