ERIC Number: ED188997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
African Studies Curriculum Project. An Instructional Unit for Seventh Grade World Cultures.
Herborn, Peter M.
The document presents a 4-week seventh grade world cultures unit on Africa which is one of a number of products developed by a summer workshop for teachers on African curriculum development. The objective is to help students become aware of the diversity of African cultures and geographic regions. Another objective is to help students understand how culture develops in response to the environment. Additional objectives are to compare African and American social and value systems, to understand changes taking place in Africa, and to suggest hypotheses about the future. The document presents 16 lessons on topics relating to Africa, such as ecology, environment, clothing, markets, society, the impact of change on the family and education, music, and religion. Each lesson states the purpose, time allotment, objectives, materials needed, teaching procedure, optional activities, and sources needed. Activities include discussing, tape playing, filmstrip viewing, hypothesizing, generalizing, classifying, mapwork, comparing, and reading. Appendices list audiovisual materials, optional projects, proverbs from different African countries, student texts, and briefly annotated student and teacher resources. (CK)
Descriptors: African Culture, Change, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Environmental Influences, Geography Instruction, Grade 7, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Tribes, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. African Studies Program.
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