ERIC Number: ED242649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The People of South Asia [Grades K-2].
Adams, George; And Others
A resource book for primary grade teachers contains materials for a unit on South Asia. Material is divided into 10 sections. Sections 1-4 outline the rationale, goals, and objectives of the unit. Emphasis is on providing background for the understanding of family and social units of the South Asian cultural groups in the United States. Five objectives are listed, including the ability to identify the countries of the region, the ability to discuss aspects of South Asian dress and housing, and the ability to identify basic family organization of South Asian ethnic groups. Section 5 contains an activity to introduce students to family and community organization in South Asia. The remaining sections (6-10) contain lesson plans tagged to each of the five objectives listed in section 4. Activities covered in the lessons include map study, language study, Hindi writing, reading exercises, and cooking. Each lesson outlines objectives, grade level, materials, procedures, and evaluation methods. Readings and pictorials excerpted from a variety of sources are included. (LP)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Community Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Developing Nations, Ethnic Groups, Family (Sociological Unit), Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Grade 1, Grade 2, Hindi, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Primary Education, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Burton International School, Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: Bangladesh; India; Pakistan
Note: Several drawings and photographs may not reproduce clearly. For a related document, see SO 015 576.