ERIC Number: ED042673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Social Studies Curriculum Project to Develop and Test Instructional Materials, Teaching Guides and Content Units on the History and Culture of Sub-Saharan Africa for Use at Selected Grade Levels in Secondary Schools. Project Africa. Final Report.
Beyer, Barry K.; Hicks, E. Perry
Project Africa's report summarizes: 1) its background and rationale, structure, and staff, 2) curriculum materials design, development, field trial and evaluation, 3) other project dissemination activities. Three different groups of materials were developed by the project. The most comprehensive was a flexible, sixteen-week program of study, "Africa South of the Sahara: An Inquiry Program for Grades 7-10" (ED 030 010, ED 032 324-032 327, ED 038 545). The second group consisted of resource units and associated materials for use in twelfth grade courses (ED 023 692, ED 037 586, ED 038 546, ED 039 260, ED 040 912). Finally, a prototype programed text on the "Geography of Africa" was published (ED 033 249). All materials are based on research into existing student knowledge (ED 023 693), existing materials, and suggestions of experts. These materials are multidisciplinary in approach for use with an inquiry-teaching stretegy, can be used by students of average ability, and by teachers untrained either in African studies or in inquiry-teaching. Dissemination activities included a model of a useful inservice teacher training program. Conclusions and recommendations concerning the effectiveness of the project are discussed. (SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Project Africa.
Identifiers: Africa; Project Africa