ERIC Number: ED398702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Community Connections: An Affective and Inclusive Advisory Curriculum.
Floyd, Nanette M.
This guide presents a curriculum comprising 36 lesson plans designed to develop a more inclusive school community at the middle school level. The manual was designed by a task force that involved special and general educators representing students of all ages and types of abilities. The goals of the curriculum are, first, to develop positive relationships between students with disabilities, their peers, and school staff, and second, to foster a sense of community during the daily 15-minute Advisory Period. There is one activity per week for the 36 weeks of the school year, with each activity intended to be completed during the 15-minute Advisory Period. Provided for each activity is the following information: objectives, a list of needed materials, procedures, and adaptations for special needs. Activities address such issues as self-esteem, friendship, community, effective communication, conflict resolution, cooperation, and problem solving. Sample activities include: "Advisory Autographs" (students seek the autographs of other students), "People Recipes" (students make a recipe card for themselves), and "Non-elimination Musical Chairs" (the object is to keep everyone in the game). Week 36 contains a student and staff assessment of the activities. The manual also contains a list of 11 resources. (CR)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cooperation, Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Friendship, Humanistic Education, Inclusive Schools, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Peer Relationship, Problem Solving, Program Development, Self Esteem, Student Development
University of Minnesota, The Institute on Community Integration (UAP), 150 Pillsbury Drive, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($4).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.