ERIC Number: ED307175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
International Studies Seminar. Grade 9, First Semester.
This curriculum guide contains the grade 9 course content of the interdisciplinary International Studies Seminar, conducted at Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. The seminar, part of the school's International Studies Academy, is an alternative education program which emphasizes global studies as the core of its curriculum. The document provides the program's philosophy, its six goals, its objectives, and the scope and sequence for 15 weeks. The program's four units of study include global awareness, differences, problems, and understandings, and students are asked to discuss and debate a variety of selected topics for each unit. Each unit includes student learning objectives, a course content outline, and a list of teaching strategies and resource materials. Some of the topics include: (1) Cincinnati as an international community; (2) social sciences and the scientific method; (3) key geographical terms and features of the world; (4) the interaction of geography and culture; (5) cultural universality and diversity; (6) ethnocentrism and cultural relativism; (7) an introduction to global problems; (8) population and food problems; (9) resources and development problems; and (10) human rights. (JHP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.