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ERIC Number: ED291738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Health and Aging Curriculum Grade Level: Preschool-Third Grade.
McGuire, Sandra L.
This curriculum on aging is designed to help promote positive attitudes toward age and aging among young children. It focuses on developing the concepts of: (1) aging is a natural and lifelong process of growing and developing; (2) old and young are similar in many ways; (3) older people are valuable and contributing members of society; (4) old and young can enjoy each other and learn from each other; (5) people need to plan for becoming older; and (6) people have much control over the older person they become. The curriculum does not focus on illness, disability and death. Those topics should be dealt with separately from aging education and are not synonymous with aging. Selected early children's literature plays a vital role in this curriculum. A book list used in the curriculum is given. The logo on the curriculum unit, an orange cat with the acronym K.A.T.S., stands for the "Kids Are Tomorrow's Seniors" program. This program was developed by the author to promote positive attitudes toward aging among children. Today's children are the senior citizens of tomorrow, and they need to be prepared for this later stage of growth and development. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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