ERIC Number: ED065441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Teaching About India. A Guide for Ninth Grade Social Studies.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
The teaching and resource guide on India for ninth grade students is intended to supplement and enrich "Social Studies 9: Asian and African Culture." It is designed as a flexible set of suggestions for incorporating concepts, understandings, objectives, strategies, and available materials. Emphasis is upon inductive methods which encourage conceptual learning through the inquiry approach rather than a factual summarizing of content. Data is provided for student analysis and comparison, several case studies are included, and a variety of reference material is presented throughout. Teaching modules provide models in utilizing the instructional material. The guide is arranged into four major sections. 1) "The Village: Suggestions For a Case Study." Teaching suggestions on Hinduism and a model for the study of a village, along with an annotated multimedia listing of village study kits and monographs, are provided. 2) "India's Goals: The Impossible Dream?" India's economy and related social structure based upon India's Third Year Plan is examined and analyzed through a teaching module technique. 3) "India Yesterday and Today." Modules presented relate to one or more of the understandings presented in the syllabus. 4) A bibliography of useful classroom materials is included. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.