ERIC Number: ED239951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Traditional Peoples of Southern Africa. A Student Activity Unit for Upper Elementary & Middle School Students.
This unit is designed to introduce upper elementary and middle school students to the traditional cultures of the people of Southern Africa, particularly the Swazi. Information on housing and family life covers family structure, marriage customs, respect for ancestors, male and female roles, employment, eating customs, and handicrafts. An overview concerning the policy of apartheid in the Republic of South Africa is given. Information on schools and education includes children's noneducational duties in the schools, language used in the classroom, testing policies, teaching materials, transportation to school, and after-school recreation. Statistics are given for blacks, whites, coloreds (mixture of black and another race), and Asians in the areas of population, universities designed for each of these groups, literacy rates, and required school attendance. Twelve illustrations depicting tribal life are provided for class discussion. Subjects include types of housing, tribal activities, a school room, a Swazi kraal, and the clothing worn by the people. The student activity section includes two writing assignments two map skills worksheets, three word puzzles, and a quiz. An answer key is given. Additional suggested classroom activites and references are included. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Africa (South); Apartheid; PF Project; South Africa
Note: Illustrations may not reproduce well.