ERIC Number: ED032323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Middle and South America--Societies in Transition, Grade Six. The TABA Social Studies Curriculum.
Durkin, Mary C.; And Others
The primary emphasis of this teaching guide for a grade 6 social studies course is on the people of the societies which exist in Middle and South America. Five units, each organized around a main idea, are suggested: (1) "Cultures change in varying degrees when they come in contact with another culture." (2) "Though all cultures possess certain unique features, they are also similar in a number of ways." (3) "The human and natural resources and geographic features of an area influence the material prosperity of the people within that area." (4) "Different cultures deal with certain basic problems in a variety of ways." (5) "Changes that occur in one part of a society often produce changes in other parts of the society." Notes to the teacher, learning objectives, learning activities, and evaluation exercises are developed for each unit. Teaching strategies for cognitive skills and for attitudes, values, and feelings are given. Also listed are the objectives of the curriculum of which this course is a part, the 11 key concepts emphasized throughout it, and 19 behavioral objectives to be achieved during the sixth grade. (LH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture Contact, Geographic Regions, Grade 6, Human Resources, Latin American Culture, Natural Resources, Political Divisions (Geographic), Social Problems, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Teaching Guides, Technological Advancement, Units of Study, Values
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Coll., CA. TABA Social Studies Curriculum Project.
Identifiers: Central America; South America
Note: A revision of the sixth grade materials in the Contra Costa County social studies program.