ERIC Number: ED242650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The People of South Asia [Grades 6-8].
Adams, George; And Others
A resource book for grades 6-8 contains materials to enrich a unit on South Asia. Material is divided into 13 sections. Sections 1-4 outline the rationale, goals, and objectives of the unit. Emphasis is placed on providing background for the understanding of South Asian cultural groups in the United States. Ten objectives are listed, including the ability to identify and describe the major religions of the region, ability to locate and identify the countries and major geographical features of the area, ability to relate South Asia's independence movements to that of the United States, and ability to summarize the role of Gandhi in India's independence movement. Section 5 contains activities to introduce the people, geography, and history of South Asia. The remaining sections (6-13) consist of lesson plans tagged to each of the 10 overall objectives outlined in section 4. Examples of activities are vocabulary development, map and chart interpretation, comparative analysis, and research. Each lesson includes listings for subject area, grade level, procedures, materials, a major activity, and evaluation procedures. Readings and pictorials excerpted from a variety of sources are included. (LP)
Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Studies, Buddhism, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Developing Nations, Ethnic Groups, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Hinduism, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Islam, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Burton International School, Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: Bangladesh; Gandhi (Mahatma); India; Pakistan
Note: A few charts and photographs may not reproduce clearly. For a related document, see SO 015 575.