Cover

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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

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Foreword

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pp. v-vi

...fact. The problem then becomes one of how to improve the learning environment so that this curiosity, interest, enthusiasm will not be stifled by the methodology of the school, but rather will become the springboard for the school program...

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Introduction

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pp. 1-4

...Minnesota, the University High School was established as a laboratory center for the College of Education. It has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1915. As an institution established for purposes of demonstration...

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The Students

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pp. 5-7

...Twin Cities and the suburban villages. A deliberate effort is made to secure a cross section of socioeconomic backgrounds and the major occupational groups. Thus the unemployed, unskilled, agricultural, skilled, clerical, domestic, sales, managerial, and professional groups...

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What's Happening?: A Curriculum Bulletin Board Answers

Emma Marie Birkmaier

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pp. 8-15

...High School, a fuchsia-colored bulletin board, four feet high and six feet wide, strikes the eye of everyone, coming or going, and causes quite a stir among the newcomers to the building. (See the photograph, p. 9.) When parents attend afternoon or evening functions...

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The Nature and Purpose of the Units

The Curriculum Committee

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pp. 16-17

...greater meaning for the reader after the foregoing summary of the basic philosophy of University High School and its organization and operation. The reader has seen, too, how the faculty evolved the idea of making available to the schools of the state some of the typical...

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How Is the War Experience Presented in World Literature?: A Unit in World Literature

Dwight Burton

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pp. 18-28

...of the general purposes of the twelfth-grade program in literature at University High School is to give the students an opportunity for contact with fine literature of many nations of the world. Often, this purpose is implemented by extensive...

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Politics In Action: A Unit in Social Studies

Dorothy McClure Eraser and Edith West

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pp. 29-43

...machinery turning, and participate in the country's election decisions to the extent of arranging a poll of their own student body or even of doing active community work in getting potential voters registered and to the polls. A thorough study of politics and election procedures in which students investigate...

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The Water Supply in Our Community: A Unit in Chemistry

Clarence H. Boeck

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pp. 44-51

...on the street. The study of chemistry can provide a body of subject matter and a mode of attack on problems valuable for providing a better understanding of our environment and for making a more discriminating citizenry. Consequently, part of the general...

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Buying Insurance: A Unit in Basic Business

Ramon P. Heimerl

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pp. 52-61

...list of innumerable projects and activities to be taken up at some time in the course. One of the learning activities selected for special study was "Buying Insurance," since most of the class members were particularly eager to learn more about this area...

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Our Number System: A Unit in Algebra

Donovan Johnson

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pp. 62-69

...become more mechanical than ever and frequently less accurate because of the practice of errors. The lack of interest in doing the same things presented in previous years is usually great. Another problem in review is the great need for individualization to provide for the wide range in the students...

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Mapping Is Applied Geometry: A Unit in Geometry

Theodore E. Kellogg

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pp. 70-79

...School are ready to suggest an endless number of possible areas in which they feel the study of geometry plays an important part. Among many such areas they mention especially aeronautical, mechanical, and architectural...

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Cada Uno un Mexicano: A Unit in Spanish

Dorothy Trandeff Michalson

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pp. 80-85

...transplanted on foreign soil—all these create a need to know our foreign neighbors better. But how can we really understand them unless we speak their language? Learning to speak a foreign language is not an easy job; it is one of constant mimicry and memorization. The foreign language teachers at University High School are...

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We Learn to Pull Together: An Eighth-Grade Camping Experience

Florence Dunning, Beatrice Heimerl, and Marion Kirkpatrick

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pp. 86-93

...least so it seemed to the social studies, mathematics, science, and English instructors of University High School. This group of youngsters, drawn from all sections of the Twin Cities and suburbs, was heterogeneous in nature. Approximately...

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We're In the News: A Seventh-Grade and Eighth-Grade Writing Unit in Language Arts

Marion Kirkpatrick

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pp. 94-99

...likes to appear in print, but usually seventh- and eighth-graders find it unlikely that any of their work will appear in the school paper. Publishing their own paper provides a large number of opportunities for writing and for individualizing instruction. Those students in need of remedial work can be singled out...

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Let's Go To Press: A Seventh-Grade Printing Unit

W. Carlisle Anderson

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pp. 100-108

...home economics, industrial arts, and music. In the industrial arts division the work is divided further into three experience areas. For the seventh grade these areas usually are toymaking, electricity, and printing. In this chapter we shall outline the printing project which has been used successfully a number...