ERIC Number: ED156606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Black Tribal African Religion with Some Emphasis on Christianity and Islam in Africa.
This 6th grade social studies unit delves into the belief systems and external religious, cultural practices of Black Africans. It is part of a series of guides developed by the Public Education Religion Studies Center at Wright State University. Study is focused upon the Ashanti tribe of Ghana knowing that although the multiplicity of tribes have individual beliefs and practices, there is a likeness that transcends all. For example, each tribe must adjust to a changing world and most tribes at this time are facing similar problems. Students are given some general ideas of the spread of Christianity and Islam into Africa and their relationships with indigenous religions. The unit emphasizes how these two religions entered Africa, what impact they had on the people they touched, and what is happening to these religions today. Unit generalizations, concepts, and subject matter are briefly outlined. Much of the document is an outline of Black Tribal Religion in Africa with such headings as: Belief in God; How does man approach God; and Christianity in Africa. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives are stated as well as initiatory, developmental, and culminating activities. The document concludes with evaluation suggestions and instructional resources. (Author/BC)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Christianity, Church Role, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Islam, Islamic Culture, Learning Activities, Religious Education, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Public Education Religion Studies Center, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45431 ($1.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.
Identifiers: Africa; Ashanti; Ghana
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 012-024