ERIC Number: ED261912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Visions of the Future. Social Science Activities Text. Teacher's Edition.
Melnick, Rob; Ronan, Bernard
Intended to put both national and global issues into perspective and help students make decisions about their futures, this teacher's edition provides instructional objectives, ideas for discussion and inquiries, test blanks for each section, and answer keys for the 22 activities provided in the accompanying student text. Designed to provide high school students with various approaches for thinking about future resources, the program can be integrated into high school social science classes. Activities in the first section, "How to Think about the Future," focus on levels of certainty about the future, people who predict the future, a "doctor" who predicted the future, what may happen in the next hundred years, and predicting personal futures. In the activities in the second section, "The Great Transition," students use graphs and tables to make comparisons of the United States before and after industrialization; do library research on seven periods of U.S. history; learn to read charts showing social change, exponentiality, and trends and countervailing forces; read articles on world economic interdependence; and examine a chart showing change agents and technology. In the next section, students read scenarios and solve resource problems, then discuss articles on resource costs and supplies, technological applications to resource and energy issues, future energy issues, technology and the activities. (LH) end of each unit. (LH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Industrialization, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Population Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Technological Advancement, Technology, United States History, Units of Study, World Problems
International Center for the Development of Thinking Skills, P.O. Box 705, Larchmont, NY 10538 ($14.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Hudson Inst., Indianapolis, IN.