ERIC Number: ED390731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Nationalism and Identity in a European Context. A Curriculum Unit for History and Social Studies Recommended for Grades 9-Community College.
This unit is designed to help students better understand the concept of nationalism and the powerful influence it has on group sentiments today. Nationalism can be a positive or negative force, providing avenues for either inclusion or exclusion of peoples. The unit focuses on the basic concepts of nationalism and identity by drawing upon historic and contemporary examples. Working definitions of nation, state, nation-state, sovereignty, and identity, will be developed through the exercises and readings. The changing geography of Europe as influenced by national and ethnic interests will be used as a vehicle to explore these concepts. The four lessons focus on the following: (1) "Identity--'Us' versus 'Them'"; (2) "Inside Europe"; (3) "From 'Rabble' to 'Nation'--The Emergence of Nationalism"; and (4) "Slugonia--Conflict in a Multinational State." (EH)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Global Education, Group Unity, Identification (Psychology), Multicultural Education, Nationalism, Perspective Taking, Political Attitudes, Political Divisions (Geographic), Secondary Education, Social Studies
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Institution for International Studies, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
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