ERIC Number: ED260562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-8
Reference Count: N/A
North Penn High School Program for Gifted Students. Revised.
Mangano, Sandra; And Others
The guidelines address the process-centered curriculum (employs knowledge not merely as a composite of information but as a system of learning) for gifted and talented students at North Penn Senior High School (Lansdale, Pennsylvania). The school's interdisciplinary program focuses on a single theme for each of three years: the humanities for year 1, futuristics for year 2, and global studies for the final year. Schedule factors are considered along with the curriculum's general objectives which include increased critical thinking and problem solving skills. Course outlines are then presented for each of the three theme plans. Materials and suggested activities are listed for units in humanities (concept of "What Is Man" examined in philosophical, historical, scientific, and creative terms--literature and mathematics--through cultural and historical periods from prehistoric man, Egyptian culture, Roman civilization through the Renaissance), futuristics (including the future as history and as progress and challenge), and global studies (including units on methodologies, communication and psycholinguistics). Appended material includes guidelines for grading and an independent study component. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Penn School District, Lansdale, PA.