ERIC Number: ED332939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
China in a World Cultures Social Studies Curriculum: A Guide for Teachers.
Martin, Roberta, Ed.; 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 each country or area. This document follows the New York Schools curriculum for the ninth grade and is based on a four-week unit of 15-20 class lessons focusing on six themes: (1) national identity and China's cultural tradition; (2) agriculture and population--the agrarian dilemma in China's modernization; (3) family and state--patterns of hierarchy and paternalism; (4) the perfectibility of man and the moral role of government; (5) relationship between the individual and society; and (6) predominance of commercial over industrial development. The subjects covered are: (1) the physical/historical setting of China; (2) dynamics of change (modernization); (3) contemporary China; (4) economic development in China; and (5) China in global context. A timeline and maps also are included. This document is based on a television documentary series on China, "The Heart of the Dragon," originally presented on public television. (NL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Grade 9, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies
East Asian Curriculum Project, Columbia University, East Asian
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. East Asian Inst.
Identifiers: China; Heart of the Dragon
Note: For related documents, see ED 323 133, SO 030 086, SO 030 140-144, and SO 030 151-152.