ERIC Number: ED286810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Global Issues: Activities and Resources for the High School Teacher. Second Edition.
Switzer, Kenneth A.; And Others
Increasing student knowledge about other nations and interrelationships with them is the primary goal of this teaching guide. The activities and resources focus on six topics of continuing global importance: (1) trade and economic issues, (2) conflict and armaments, (3) modernization and development, (4) technology and the environment, (5) energy, and (6) human rights. Learning objectives, teaching suggestions, data resources, and duplicating masters for all necessary student materials are provided. Each unit is accompanied by an annotated list of additional resources. The lessons and materials in unit one are designed to help students develop cross-cultural awareness. Activities and resources are provided in unit two to aid student understanding of the complex economic issues confronting the world community. Unit three is designed to heighten student awareness of the complexities of conflict and conflict resolution. Unit four focuses on the progress of traditional, low-technology societies toward modern economic and technological development. Unit five provides material and resources on global environmental deterioration. Students are encouraged to learn the relationship between human existence and the natural environment. Unit six emphasizes the need for new methods of international cooperation in the use and distribution of non-renewable fuels and mineral resources. Unit seven stresses the need for increased awareness of cultural diversity regarding human rights. Sources of additional materials are appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Cross Cultural Studies, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disarmament, Ecology, Economic Development, Economics, Energy Conservation, Global Approach, High Schools, Instructional Materials, International Cooperation, International Relations, International Trade, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Resource Units, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Note: For the first edition, see ED 179 436.