ERIC Number: ED348329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Disasters in the Classroom: Teaching about Disasters in the Third World. Second Revised Edition.
McPherson, Cluny; And Others
This middle school curriculum packet contains teaching ideas developed by United Kingdom professionals who then implemented the ideas in 15 day programs in West Yorkshire, England. The objectives were to stimulate communication and inquiry; to question accepted ideas on poverty; to challenge stereotypes; to value students' knowledge concerning inequality and injustice and relate it to situations elsewhere; to develop a questioning approach to the media; and to look at underlying causes of disasters. The course was developed for students 11-13 years of age, but can be adapted for other age groups. All ideas are designed to involve students in discussion and active learning. The packet aims to counter media images of developing nation peoples and to present an anti-racist curriculum. Classroom materials and activities are provided along with photographs of various peoples. (NL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Peace, Questionnaires, Social Studies, Statistical Data, Stereotypes, World Problems
Oxfam Education Department, 274 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DZ, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oxfam, Oxford (England). Education Dept.
Identifiers: Active Learner; Disasters; Famine
Note: Some photographs and colored pages may not reproduce clearly.