ERIC Number: ED390690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Within Our Reach: Helping Students Develop An International Perspective. International Education Resource Units Grades 5-8.
Schwartz, Bill; Growe, Barry, 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. This guide is divided into five units: health, food, education, respect, and cooperation. The first chapter of each unit helps students learn to understand the nature of the problem being investigated. The second chapter of each units enables students to examine significant recent progress toward solving that particular problem. In addition to the teachers' notes, each chapter has student activity sheets. These units, written by teachers, fit into many parts of the curriculum. 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: curriculum matrix, gross national products, 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 1-4 units, see SE 057 467.