ERIC Number: ED349234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Scarcity and Survival in El Salvador. Grades Six to Twelve.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This unit, designed for use with students in grades 6-12, has two purposes: (1) to inform teachers and students about social and economic conditions in rural El Salvador; and (2) to teach students how to analyze the indicators of such social and economic conditions. The six included lessons incorporate reading, graphing, and critical thinking skills along with the social science skills: data gathering from maps, interpretations of charts and graphs, and evaluation of new sources. The titles of the six lessons are: (1) A profile of El Salvador, (2) Geography and population, (3) Land use in rural El Salvador, (4) Urban contrasts, (5) A visit to rural Tenancingo, and (6) El Salvador and the U.S. Media. Some lessons involve the use of slides. Three appendices are included: (1) List of key individuals, (2) Timeline of recent events in El Salvador, and (3) Annotated bibliography on El Salvador for teachers and students. (DB)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Developing Nations, Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Rural Areas, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
SPICE--Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($39.95, includes slides for the unit).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers: El Salvador
Note: Slides available from producer. The Latin America Project.