ERIC Number: ED243749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The People of West Africa.
Adams, George; And Others
Designed for use in Michigan schools, this K-2 social studies unit examines aspects of African and Black American life. Material is divided into 11 sections. Sections 1 and 2 provide rationale, project overview, and an introduction to the unit. Section 3 outlines the five content and skill goals of the program: to learn the location of Ghana, Nigeria, and Michigan; to learn about the structures of families in these 3 areas; to learn about housing, education, and community life in these areas; to learn greetings and some basic words in a West African language; and to listen and respond creatively to African music. Section 4 outlines the specific learning objectives associated with each of these five goals. Section 5 contains a variety of introductory activities focusing on students' identification of their own families and community. The remaining sections consist of activities for each of the previously stated goals. For each activity, objectives, materials, procedure, and evaluation methods are described. Readings and illustrations are provided where applicable. Examples of activities are studying maps, drawing pictures of family and homes, examining pictures of different types of typical West African dress, reading and discussing stories about African families and foods, practicing African languages, dancing, and listening to music. The unit can easily be adapted for use in other states. (LP)
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.; Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: Ghana; Michigan; Nigeria