ERIC Number: ED045483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Four Topics in Latin American History: The People; Nation Building; Race, Class, and Identity; and Foreign Policy: U.S. and Latin America.
Egginton, Everett; Gill, Barbara
This curricular unit is intended for use at the secondary level. The understandings in Topic I are organized under four main heaings: The Indigenous Population or the pre-Columbian civilizations; The Immigrants from Europe and West Africa; Slavery In Latin America during the pre-colonial and colonial periods and, Race mixture including racial types, racial policies, racial and social stratification. Topic II has four parts: The Colonial Period; Latin America and Independence; Nation Building and the Period of Anarchy; and, Cuba: A Case Study in Ideological Penetration. The main emphasis in Topic III is on the concept of identity. The concepts of race and class are briefly discussed, and a flexibile model of each is developed. The objective of Topic IV is to deal with the historical ambiguities inherent in our Latin American foreign policy, both the rationale for it, and the effects on the Latin American people. The methodology suggested for the development of the various concepts with these topics is an inductive, case study approach. There are approximately 33 pages of bibliographies of teacher and student resources on each subtopic. In addition, SO 000 350 and SO 000 351 are related documents. (SBE)
Descriptors: American History, Black Studies, Case Studies, Curriculum Guides, Induction, International Relations, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Racial Relations, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Slavery, Social Studies, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Smith Coll., Northampton, MA.
Identifiers: Latin America
Note: Developed at the EPDA Institute "The Black Experience. A Comparative Study: The United States and Latin America," Smith College, June 23-August 8, 1969