ERIC Number: ED366959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Schools in an Aging Society: Language Arts Classroom Activities for Secondary Schools.
Connecticut State Dept. on Aging, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Presenting lesson plans for secondary teachers of language arts, this booklet is intended to help students develop healthy attitudes toward their own aging, realize the lifelong importance of decisions they make as adults, and understand the interdependence of all age groups. The activities suggested in the booklet are designed to address existing curricular objectives and require minimal preparation time. They can be used by social studies, and health and home economics teachers, as well as by language arts teachers. Lessons in the booklet are: (1) Avoid Ageism in Your Writing; (2) What Do You Call Older People?; (3) Songs about Age; (4) Writing Fiction: Using Older Characters; (5) Pictures of the Past: I Remember When...; (6) Pictures Worth a Thousand Words; (7) Age-Old Objects; (8) Famous People; (9) Intergenerational Life Writing; (10) What I Was Your Age...; (11) Novels Depicting Older Characters; (12) Rediscover Children's Literature; and (13) But Grandmother, Please! Three annotated bibliographies presenting selected readings about older adults (37 short stories, 37 novels, 29 dramas) and an epilogue (Why Teach about Aging?) are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. on Aging, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.