ERIC Number: ED316450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Nuclear Age Education Curriculum.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
The primary goal of the Oregon nuclear age education curriculum is to develop in students the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of living in a nuclear age. This curriculum is developed around five general themes, each corresponding to a specific unit. The general goals for the units are: (Unit 1) to increase students' exposure to the world outside themselves, to other cultures, and to the natural and physical world; (Unit 2) to increase students' critical thinking skills and understanding of how people make decisions and form attitudes; (Unit 3) to promote skills of constructive communication and conflict resolution; (Unit 4) to increase students' knowledge of nuclear technology and their understanding of its benefits and limitations; and (Unit 5) to increase students' understanding of armed conflict and modern weapons issues. This is a K-12 curriculum, but many of the topics in units 4 and 5 are more appropriate for older children. For the most part, the lessons should be integral parts of existing curricula. Care has been taken to provide teachers with examples of what might be done to promote nuclear age education in nearly all subject areas. The units are not designed to be taught in sequence and can be integrated into the curriculum whenever the teachers wishes. Whenever possible, lessons and activities should involve students in direct, first-hand experiences. The lessons presented can be adopted directly, adapted to a particular school's needs, or taken as suggestions of what might be developed. A bibliography lists 30 curriculum materials, 50 books, pamphlets, articles, 50 teaching resources, 21 organizations, 9 sources for nuclear statistics, and 11 supplements and bibliographies. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon