ERIC Number: ED178387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teaching About/Learning from: Africa. A Series. African Studies Program.
Bucher, Henry H.; And Others
This document suggests methods and materials for introducing students in junior and senior high school social studies courses to African culture and history. The document is presented in five parts. Part I proposes objectives for studying about Africa, including that Africa is an important part of the world, provides insight into other cultures, helps students learn about themselves, and provides a good example of a region which exhibits both traditional and modern characteristics. Part II suggests 14 criteria for evaluating teaching materials on Africa, including readability, timeliness, non-stereotypic nature, representation of the diversity of African culture, and reliance on African sources. Part III recounts how the novel "Roots" by Alex Haley can be used as a resource for connecting Africa with black studies. Part IV suggests traditional and modern African literary and poetic works which can serve as a basis for study of African colonialism, nationalism, history, and civilization. The final part explains how a film produced by the United Nations, "Fear Women", can help students understand the status of women in Ghana. Suggested readings, audio-visual aids, and activities are suggested throughout. (DB)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, African Literature, Area Studies, Audiovisual Aids, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Females, Guides, Junior High School Students, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. African Studies Program.