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ERIC Number: ED063234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 13
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[Teaching About Kenya in the Elementary School.]
Hughes, James W.
Studying about non-Western cultures not only helps children enjoy the differences that exist among people, but also prepares youth for meeting change in life. It is suggested that cultural awareness and appreciation by American pupils transfer to and affect the African's self-concept and image. Being a developing nation resembling American at a former period, with similarities in the historical development such as nationalism, Kenya offers topics for cross-cultural study. Suggestions on topics of interest for teaching about Kenya in the primary and intermediate grades focus on the people and their ways of living. Primary students can study about the ways children in Kenya work together through "Harambee" to assist in national building by planting school gardens to help defray school costs, by teaching others and by participating in worthwhile youth services. Other topics to be studied are how the National Anthem of Kenya was chosen, and the meaning of the national holidays of Kenya. Values which Kenyans hold dear offer study for intermediate grades. Nationalistic price in being Kenyan, respect and consideration for others, and group cooperation form value bases of Kenya culture which American youngsters can appreciate. Lastly, five resources offering information about helpful materials for studying Kenya are presented. A related document is SO 003 207. (SJM)
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Identifiers: Kenya