ERIC Number: ED390689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Within Our Reach--Primary. Helping Students Develop an International Perspective: International Education Resource Units Grades 1-4.
Schwartz, Ellen; Schwartz, Bill, Ed.
This document is a curriculum resource aimed at correcting common misconceptions that people have of conditions in the developing world. It emphasizes the common needs and aspirations of all the world's children while focusing on cooperation as a basic human response that can be directed toward solving some major global problems. It is divided into three thematic units: commonalities, health, and cooperation. Each unit contains lessons, activities, and student activity sheets. This guide places the basics--language arts, social studies, and mathematics--within the context of active learning sequences. An underlying principle of this guide is that remarkable achievements can be made if people learn to work together. For this reason, cooperative problem-solving and presentations are emphasized throughout. Three appendices include: vocabulary words and suggested activities, curriculum integration matrix, and the cooperative aspects of the lessons. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund Canada, Toronto (Ontario).
Note: For Grades 5-8 units, see SE 057 468.