ERIC Number: ED261921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Aging Curriculum. Elementary, K-6.
Minnesota Board on Aging, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Units of study to help elementary children learn about the aging process are provided. There are five units. In Unit I, "Chronological Aging," children learn that aging is a continual process, that generational cycles ensure the survival of the human species, and that species depend on each other for survival. Unit II deals with "Physical/Biological Aging." Students learn that physical aging among individuals is variable, that physical aging results in changes, and that genetics and environment affect the aging process. The third unit focuses on "Sociocultural Aging." Social factors that form attitudes toward aging behavior, factors determining age options, and older people in different cultures are studied. In Unit IV, "Psychological Aging," children learn that people can learn and change throughout their lives. The concluding chapter, "Attitudes and Aging," examines the different roles that people have throughout their lives, how planning for anticipated changes is helpful, and how people's extended life experiences are valuable to others. For each unit learner objectives, activities, and resources are suggested. A bibliography of children's books concludes the guide. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Board on Aging, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.