ERIC Number: ED258887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The SAGE Cross-Culture Matrix Approach to the Study of Global Environments and Human Inhabitants.
The Humans and Environment Learning Program (HELP) and the Student Awareness of Global Environments (SAGE) approach are designed to directly and vicariously expose students to natural and social environments and develop their awareness of the character and nature of the different environments in which each individual functions throughout a lifetime. The program is divided into three grade levels, K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Concepts, knowledge, and skills acquired in the earlier grades provide the base for later work which combines material from foreign languages, science, and social studies. Each instructional unit is designed to be used with a matrix which organizes information on behaviors; communication; customs; dress, food, and shelter; geography and topography; institutions; social roles and statuses; technology and tools; and values. The matrix is used to identify issues, gather data, arrange data, analyze data, develop a testable hypothesis, develop a hypothesis test design, test the hypothesis, organize data from the testing, and arrive at a conclusion. Also included in the units are student self-pacing devices designed for independent study. This matrix and the student self-pacing devices can be used either for studying a single culture or for comparative study. Modules designed for remedial work are available, as well as materials for student assessment. Sample matrix activities with data cards are also included. (IS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.