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One critical learning theory that has survived is once again being acclaimed. Subject-scientific theory requires learners to be taken seriously. Their reasons and resistance need to be brought into the open. This requirement was too radical for schools since it does not allow a fixed syllabus. It has borne fruit, however, in continuing education. Some of the core concepts are outlined, namely expansive and defensive learning, together with the underlying discourse. Well-known criticism is then...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Continuing Education, Constructivism (Learning), Critical Theory, Foreign Countries,...
This report shows how the study of U.S. history can be enriched by blending geography into the curriculum. Because the fields of history and geography have not been melded together in terms of curricula, often history is not taught in relation to geography and geography has tended to be taught primarily as location/place information. The report summarizes the results of a project designed to address this problem through the development of a high school U.S. history curriculum framework that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Curriculum, Fused...
In the post-Cold War era, framing U.S. foreign policy discussions is a real challenge. This curriculum unit considers whether international democracy promotion has become the defining objective of U.S. foreign policy and investigates the appropriate role for the United States to play in this period. Students are asked to define U.S. national interest and assess whether democracy promotion efforts serve that interest (Lesson 1); define democracy itself and reflect upon how it is faring around...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, Government Role,...
This course outline for grades 11 and 12 presents a topical approach to history instruction with emphasis on the post-World War II era. A statement of general objectives is given and these 22 relevant topics are suggested for study: 1) Radicalism in America, 2) Antiwar Movements, 3) Civil Liberties, 4) Politics of Religion, 5) Black Nationalism, 6) Race Relations, 7) Labor Movement, 8) Politics-Elections and Issues, 9) Changing Economic Patterns, 10) Viet Nam, 11) Minority Groups in America,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship, Critical Thinking, Current Events, Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Grade...
The quinmester American studies elective course for grades seven through nine focuses on the development of the United States as a world power from 1898 when conditions and influential groups of expansionists contributed to the United States, changing from an isolationist nation to the present world power. Emphasis is on the concept of national power and its manifestation in national and foreign policy in an attempt to provide students with a background and foundation upon which to build an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Activity Units, American Studies, Behavioral Objectives, Colonialism, Curriculum...
A set of nine teacher-prepared Learning Activity Packages for individualized instruction in United States history at the eleventh grade level includes the following topics: New World Settlement and Colonial Growth; American Revolution and the New Nation; Developing an Effective National Government; The Growth of Nationalism and Democracy 1800-1840; Differences That Lead (Sic) to the Civil War; Reconstruction and Growth in the United States 1865-1890; Reform in America 1890-1945; United States...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Studies, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Course...
An outline of the knowledge and skills to be taught in a high school U.S. history course in order to meet the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) social studies objectives is provided. Material is divided into three parts. Following an introduction, a one page description overviews the curriculum topic for high school U.S. history, and specifies the major subject areas to be covered within the topic, time allotment, and other classroom specifics. A list of acknowledgments contains...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavioral Objectives, Concept Formation, Curriculum Guides, Dependents Schools,...
Books to Borrow
- Hart, Diane; Bower, Bert; Teachers' Curriculum Institute
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Includes index
Topic: Social sciences
Universal Library
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Prelinger Archives
- Sutherland (John) Productions
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This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
Prelinger Archives
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Frightening civil defense procedure film aimed at Cold War-era elementary school students.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense
Prelinger Archives
- Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
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Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
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Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
Prelinger Archives
- Archer Productions, Inc.
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Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation