ERIC Number: ED332937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Japan in a World Cultures Social Social Studies Curriculum: A Guide for Teachers.
Gluck, Carol; And Others
The goal of the East Asian Curriculum Project (EACP) of Columbia University is to support education on Asia at the secondary and elementary levels. The project has developed a variety of curriculum resources and collaborated with state and local educators in designing units about Asia for teachers. Each packet contains brief resource lists along with the locations and names of resource centers dealing with a specific country or area. This document on Japan is designed for the ninth grade and is based on a 4-week unit of 15 to 20 class lessons focusing on 6 themes: (1) cultural borrowing/Japanization of foreign ways; (2) social closeness and the primacy of society; (3) relations between the inward and outward economy; (4) inclination toward political and social stability; (5) pursuit of change/preservation of cultural values; and (6) Japan and the world. The sections include: (1) the physical/historical setting of Japan; (2) dynamics of change (modernization); (3) contemporary nations and cultures (postwar Japan); (4) economic development in Japan; and (5) Japan in global context. A timeline and maps are also included as well as an extensive list of audio-visual resources on Japan. (NL)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Grade 9, Instructional Materials, Japanese Culture, Junior High Schools, Secondary Education, Social Studies
East Asian Curriculum Project, Columbia University, East Asian Institute, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. East Asian Inst.
Note: For related documents, see ED 323 133, SO 030 086, SO 030 141-144, and SO 030 151-152.