ERIC Number: ED033143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
Development of Guidelines and Resource Materials on Latin America for Use in Grades 1-12. Final Report.
Gill, Clark C.; Conroy, William B.
The Latin America Project (1966-69) consisted of two phases: (1) completion of background studies and (2) preparation, field testing, and evaluation of instructional materials. Five background bulletins were prepared and distributed (See ED 012 832, ED 012 833, ED 012 365, ED 013 342, ED 022 781) and instructional materials organized around concepts in the background bulletin, "Key Ideas about Latin America," were developed. Five of 8 units prepared--"Birthday in Venezuela," a slide show for primary grades; "Latin America: Its Land, Story and Peoples," middle grades; "Latin America: A Cultural Region of the World," grades 8-10; "Establishment of the American Colonies: A Comparison of Spanish and English America," senior high American history; and "Contemporary Inter-American Relations," senior high American history--were tested in classrooms, and teacher and pupil evaluations yielded generally favorable responses. A major recommendation was that a future similar project might be undertaken as a joint venture of a university and a publisher. (LH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: Latin America