ERIC Number: ED348247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Rajasthan Canal Project: A Case Study of Economic Development. Toward a Better World Series, Learning Kit No. 2.
Baldwin, Harriet; Ross-Larson, Bruce, Ed.
This World Bank (Washington, D.C.) kit is designed to teach secondary school social studies students about the Rajasthan (India) Canal Project and the impact it has had on the state of Rajasthan and its population. The kit contains a pamphlet, a booklet, a sound filmstrip, and a teacher's guide. The pamphlet, "Economic Summary: India," places the canal project in the context of India's overall development plan. The booklet, "The Rajasthan Canal Project," follows the personal story of a family living in the desert of northwest India and how their lives change when the canal system serving their land is improved. The booklet indicates how crucial agriculture and water are to a society, its culture, and its economy. The filmstrip, "What Happens When a Desert Blooms," reviews the project visually. The teacher's guide contains: (1) objectives for learning; (2) 8 lesson plans; (3) the filmstrip script; and (4) 12 reproducible student worksheets, including one test. Tables, maps, drawings, and black and white photographs are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Living Standards, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Farm Residents, Secondary Education, Social Studies
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433 ($60.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: India (Rajasthan); Irrigation Systems
Note: Sound filmstrip is not included but is available with kit from The World Bank.