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ERIC Number: EJ770164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Teaching about Older People in the Social Studies Curriculum--The Participation in Government Class
Wasyliw, Zenon V.; Krout, John A.; McKernan, Peggy
Social Studies, v94 n2 p53-57 Mar-Apr 2003
In response to the major demographic changes taking place in the United States and the world, teachers can successfully teach about older people within the framework of the social studies curriculum. A government course, as an example, offers varied approaches in methods to apply social studies concepts to the study and assessment of issues related to older people within a historical, political, social, and economic context. The government course not only addresses major policy issues but also introduces a valuable component to learning: intergenerational communication and sharing. Older people become resources for students, and the entire community benefits by bringing varied members together. The students become engaged in thinking about their own futures and their relationships with older people in their communities; older people gain a better appreciation for youth. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States