ERIC Number: ED291656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
American History (American Studies) Grade 11: Course of Study and Related Learning Activities. History and Social Science Series.
Golden, Carl; And Others
Using a thematic approach to history, this course investigates the changing machinery of government, the population composition of the United States, and the nature and challenges of U.S. foreign policy. The course is centered around four themes: (1) how do we govern ourselves? (2) who are we? (the pluralistic society); (3) how do we live together? (social and cultural development of our nation); and (4) how should the nation act as a world power? Art, literature, and music are used to broaden the students' sensitivities and insights. An interdisciplinary approach incorporates the tools and understandings of the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, psychology, geography, history, economics, and political science. In section 1, each theme is divided into broad problems, and within each problem specific questions are raised. Subject matter content is indicated for each specific question. The learning activities in section 2 are developed around the significant problems of each theme. A variety of teaching methods are used in the activities, such as questions for inquiry, discovery, debates, simulations, case studies, examination of original documents, and individual research. Samples of instructional materials, specific lesson suggestions, suggested readings, and evaluative suggestions are provided. The guide concludes with the K-12 social studies philosophy and the K-12 social studies program scope and sequences. (SM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Educational Resources, Grade 11, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, United States History
New York City Board of Education, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.