ERIC Number: ED062253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies. China: Awakening Giant.
Blinn, Herbert; Weinfeld, Herbert
The elective, Quinmester course of study for grades 7 through 9 presents a survey on Chinese cultural history, cultural development, and culture as it is now in contemporary China. Emphasis is on comparing and contrasting traditional attitudes, values, and the total culture with the new culture since the Communist Revolution of 1948 in an attempt to help students perceive insight into current political, social, and economic priorities. The course is outlined in three parts: 1) traditional and modern social institutions are contrasted and China's differing relationships with other countries is explored; 2) China in transition is portrayed with emphasis upon modification of traditional institutions, attempts at reform, study of Chiang Kai-Shek, and the Communist take over; and, 3) the Communist system is examined with analyses of the Communist party, changed patterns of life under Communism, and international relations' determination factors. A materials section of the guide lists teachers and student resources. Less than half of the book is composed of an appendix that includes selected historical and current readings (dating from 1342 to 1966) developed by the Project Social Studies Curriculum Center of the University of Minnesota. Related documents are SO 002 708 through SO 002 718, and SO 002 768 through SO 002 792. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Area Studies, Behavioral Objectives, Chinese Culture, Communism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Foreign Culture, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Non Western Civilization, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, World History
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: China; Florida; Quinmester Program