ERIC Number: ED437291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Facing the Issues: Creative Strategies for Probing Critical Social Concerns.
Myers, Robert E.
The 52 units that comprise this book were devised with the goal of "freeing up" the creative abilities of students while helping them look at a number of important social issues. The book is in a sequential form and presents many of the fundamental issues of the social studies curriculum. The units in the book follow a pattern that is based on the creative thinking process. Each unit has three parts or levels: the first part is designed to "warm up" the student; the second part seeks to get the student more involved in the topic, digging deeper; and the third part aims for the student to do some thinking and doing. For the teacher, each unit begins with an overview, proceeds to the specific idea or problem, pinpoints the creative thinking skill to be developed, and outlines how to prepare and then present the unit. Each unit contains reproducibles. (BT)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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