ERIC Number: ED251385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Precollegiate Curriculum on Latin America, Grades 6-12. Final Performance Report.
Wirth, John D.
The Latin America Project, which developed print and nonprint materials for use in grades 6-12, is described. The two-year effort was conducted in five phases: survey of existing materials; the development of curriculum units; review of curriculum by teachers attending summer institutes; field testing and evaluation; and dissemination. Titles of materials developed are: Chicanismo, Contrasting Urban Lifestyles in Brazil, Latin America in U.S. Political Cartoons, Latin America: The Microelectronic Link, Latin American Visual Art Today, Mapping Latin America, Migration North from Mexico, Muralismo, U.S.-Mexico Economic Interdependence, Rio Blanco: Land Use in a Highland Guatemalan Village, and Scarcity and Survival in El Salvador. The appendices, which comprise the major portion of the report, contain descriptions of the materials developed by the the project; a list of educators involved in the project; a global education framework for curriculum and staff development; institute schedule and evaluation form; "World Cultures Theme Guide to K-12 Curricular Resources, Activities, and Processes"; the draft of a unit, "Coffee Connections", for grades 6-12; and the form used by students to evaluate the units. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Art, Art Education, Cartoons, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Economics, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Hispanic American Culture, Information Dissemination, Intermediate Grades, Land Use, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Life Style, Map Skills, Material Development, Mexican Americans, Migration, Physical Geography, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford-Berkeley Joint Center on Latin American Studies.
Identifiers: Brazil; Chicanos; El Salvador; Guatemala; Interdependence; Mexico; Survival
Note: Produced as part of the Latin America Project, a component of the Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education (SPICE). Significant sections of the report were developed by the Bay Area Global Education Program (BAGEP) through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S. Department of Education grants, and private and community foundations.