ERIC Number: ED261913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Visions of the Future. Social Science Activities Text.
Melnick, Rob; And Others
Intended to put both national and global issues into perspective and help students make decisions about their futures, this supplementary social science activities text provides students with various approaches for thinking about future resources. The program can be integrated into high school classes focusing on government problems, current social issues, world history, American history, economics, and global studies. Twenty-two activities designed to teach students how to analyze, test assumptions, and make decisions offer a context for examining such topics as resources, environment, population, and technology. The first of four major sections, "How to Think about the Future," presents a rationale, views of the future, and activities. In the second section, students explore the past, present, and future from the perspective of a "Great Transition." This concept encourages students to investigate crucial social issues faced by societies as they progress from pre-industrial to post-industrial stages. The third section, "Resources for the Future," presents a new way of looking at resources, four resource issues, and related activities. The final section, "Problem Solving in a Time of Change," deals with social limits to growth, problem solving, understanding global problems, understandable problems, uncertain problems, personal contributions, careers of the future, managers of the future, and related activities. An accompanying teacher's edition provides instructional objectives, ideas for discussion and inquiries, test blanks for each section, and answer keys for all activities. (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
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