ERIC Number: ED318656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Social Security in the USA: A Discussion Guide to Social Insurance with Lesson Plans.
Kingson, Eric R.; And Others
This publication is intended as a guide for teaching high school and adult education students about social insurance concepts. Goals of the project are that students: (1) understand the historical context from which social insurance programs emerged; (2) can participate fully as members of a democratic society in making informed decisions about the future of social insurance programs; and (3) understand how these programs affect themselves, their families, and society. There are numerous opportunities to introduce information about the nation's social insurance programs in ways that enrich, rather than supplant, existing curricula. This classroom discussion guide gives a background and history of the U.S. Social Security System and briefly touches on Medicaid and other programs. Forty-eight questions with outlines for class discussions on several current and future issues concerning social insurance are included. A "Teacher's Supplement" section provides model lesson plans covering the first seven chapters. The "Resources for Teachers" section gives 33 references and names and addresses of organizations and agencies for additional information. An index also is included. (AS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economics, Economics Education, High Schools, Insurance, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Save Our Security Education Fund, 1201 16th Street NW, Suite 222, Washington, DC 20036 (1-4 copies $12.95 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Save Our Security Educator Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security