ERIC Number: ED293976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Supplemental Curriculum for Life Coping Skills for the Elderly. Project 310. Etowah City Schools.
Etowah City Schools, TN.
This curriculum guide contains materials for a course that explores ways of improving the lives of older citizens and helping them cope with the rigors and pursuits of life. Section I discusses the development of community resource files at adult basic education (ABE) sites. Forms for each step are provided. Section II presents information on the development of vertical files of information that is of concern to the elderly at ABE sites. Necessary forms are included. Section III outlines steps for participant involvement through two educational experiences: development of a band of peer group supporters and development of a hotline service for older students. Again, sample forms are provided. Section IV contains the survey form and results of a questionnaire administered to senior citizens to identify topics of interest to older adults. A priority list of the topics for the confined senior citizens who were surveyed is included. Section V consists of ABE instructor activities. Suggestions and/or directions and materials are given for activities that involve teaching with resource persons and others; teaching with games and teacher-made instruments (such as puzzles, quizzes, word problems); teaching with arts and crafts projects; teaching with films, tapes, and slides; teaching with periodical materials as sources; and miscellaneous lesson ideas. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Authoring Institution: Etowah City Schools, TN.