ERIC Number: ED238794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
America's Heritage, People and Problems: Instructional Materials/Resources for Grade 8 Social Studies.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Teachers of an eighth grade American history and government course are provided with a 4 unit curriculum guide. Following an introduction and course outline, Unit I, "Beginnings of America," contains 3 lessons covering exploration, colonization, and the American Revolution. The three lessons in Unit II examine the practical and humanistic aspects of democracy. Unit III explores the foundations of American democracy in lessons on law, criminal and civil justice, civil rights, and civic participation. The final unit includes four lessons focusing on the social problems of poverty, crime, alienation, and the environment. Lessons utilize a variety of teaching methods, including discussion, debate, editorials, role plays, skits, and collages. General teaching strategies, research guidelines, and Hawaii Social Studies Program objectives are appended. (LP)
Descriptors: Alienation, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Rights, Colonial History (United States), Crime, Democracy, Environment, Grade 8, Human Dignity, Junior High Schools, Justice, Laws, Learning Activities, Poverty, Revolutionary War (United States), Social History, Social Problems, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), United States History, Units of Study, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.