ERIC Number: ED170239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
India--A Look Across Cultures.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This teaching guide about India presents teaching-learning strategies. The major intent is to help the teacher and student examine and understand another culture within its own frame of reference, thereby helping the student understand his own. The overall emphasis of the guide is on the development and understanding of concepts and generalizations rather than just acquisition of facts. The guide on India's culture is divided into seven components of study: Stream of life: birth, child-rearing, marriage, and death; Agencies of cultural continuity and transmission: religion, values, and philosophy; Geography: environment, occupation, and economics; History; Government; Creativity: Art, literature, and music; and Culture in transition: conflict and assimilation. Various concepts within each component are defined and study experiences are recommended such as reading books and listening to records. Components also include 1) teaching strategies for discussing concepts; 2) additional student activities such as role playing, writing, discussing, mapping, and researching; and 3) listings of additional source materials including books, films, artifacts and realia, and case study readings. Some components present suggested topics to examine and analyze. An appendix presents reprints of three magazine articles and some sample advertisements. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.