ERIC Number: ED059145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
China Today. A Resource Unit in World Cultures. 2nd Edition.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
This resource unit intended for teachers of secondary grades offers a suggested approach to learning fundamental elements of Chinese culture. The major objective is to provide a structured, factual framework of the forces and the 3,000 years of cultural evolution in which Chinese ideals and institutions developed and contributed to the modern complex society of China, through which students can appraise and understand the people of that country today. Broad generalizations with outlines of suggested content are given in each of the six units that combine all of the social science disciplines emphasizing geography, history, economics, political structure, social fabric and foreign relations. A short epilogue includes a description and short conclusion of the sequence of events pertaining to the "Great Proletarian Revolution" that took place in the 1960's. Special features include the listing of suggested learning activities and discussion topics after each unit; a short glossary; a classified bibliography; and a list of information sources, periodicals, films and filmstrips. Despite changes that may have occurred since the writing of this document, the guide will continue to be a valid and relevant resource. (SJM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese, Chinese Culture, Communism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Foreign Culture, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, Non Western Civilization, Resource Units, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, World History
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.