ERIC Number: ED230384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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)
Descriptors: American Indians, Change, Comparative Analysis, Critical Thinking, Cultural Differences, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Life Style, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Problem Solving, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Technology
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
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies.