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ERIC Number: ED179448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 133
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Emergence of Civilization [and] Case Studies in the Emergence of Civilization.
Ellison, Jack
This secondary level anthropology textbook emphasizes the comparison of the patterns of culture change which resulted in complex societies (civilizations) in six different areas around the world. The textbook stresses problem-solving and is centered around three questions: In what manner and through what stages did these civilizations evolve? What characteristics of each region promoted this emergence? and What is civilization? The readings are presented in five separately bound books. Book I, The Emergence of Civilization, includes introductory information; a discussion of the prelude to civilization, the agricultural revolution; and examinations of Mesopotamia and Peru as case studies in the emergence of civilization. Titles of case studies (Books II through VI) bound with include: "The Civilization of the Pyramids: Egypt;""An Enigmatic Civilization: The Indus Valley:""Bronze Vessels and Oracle Bones;""Civilization Develops in China;""Priests and Warriors, Builders and Sculptors, Mathematicians and Astronomers: The Civilization of Middle America;" and "Thinking about the Growth of Civilization: New Evidence and New Understanding". A handbook for teachers (SO 012 147) accompanies the textbook and provides sypplementary readings, daily schedules, commentary on the material, homework assignments, and class activities. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Anthropology Curriculum Study Project; China; Egypt; Indus Valley; Mesopotamia; Peru
Note: For a related document, see SO 012 147