ERIC Number: ED230385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Technology and Changing Lifestyles. Teacher's Guide. Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.
"Technology and Changing Lifestyles" is one of the "Preparing for Tomorrow's World" (PTW) program modules. PTW is an interdisciplinary, future-oriented program incorporating information from the sciences and social sciences and addressing societal concerns which interface science/technology/society. The program promotes responsible citizenry with increased abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, social/ethical reasoning, and decision-making. This module introduces students (grades 7-8) to the concept of change as reflected in changing lifestyles. Subject matter is presented in three sections, examining: family roles in earlier Amerindian society (low technology) and society today (high technology); role/purpose of education by comparing/contrasting the two cultures; and how lifestyle needs impact on land, its resources, and other people. The teaching guide includes an overview of the module (purpose; strategies employed, focusing on the dilemma/debate discussion technique; module structure/objectives; and its use in the school curriculum) and instructional strategies related to the readings, dilemma disucssions, and student activities in each of the three sections. A chart indicating moral issues (as defined by Kohlberg) presented in the dilemmas and list of suggested readings are also included. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, mini-course, or incorporated into social studies, language arts, history, or general science courses. (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 - Teacher
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.