ERIC Number: ED193112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Key Competencies: African and Afro-American Studies, Secondary Education.
Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
This booklet identifies major competencies for African and Afro-American studies courses in grades seven through 12 in the Philadelphia school system. Afro-American studies are viewed as (1) developing students' ability to gain insights and destroy stereotypes and (2) providing a frame of reference for understanding the forces which have shaped social problems based on race and color. Between two and five major competencies are outlined for each grade level. Each competency is followed by up to 15 behavioral objectives or learning activities by which mastery can be evaluated. The competencies include knowledge of modern and traditional African history; colonialism and slavery; contributions of Black people to science, music, art, education, and government; significant Black leaders of the 20th century; major cultural influences of African peoples to world history; important Supreme Court decisions which have affected Black people in America; and the impact of racism in American society. (AV)
Descriptors: African Culture, Behavioral Objectives, Black Culture, Black History, Black Studies, Blacks, Competency Based Education, Course Objectives, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Images, Educational Objectives, Learning Activities, Minimum Competencies, Modern History, Racial Discrimination, Secondary Education, Sequential Learning, Social Problems, World History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 813-821.