ERIC Number: ED393790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Africa. ERIC Digest.
Hume, Susan E.
This digest offers practical suggestions for inclusion of teaching about Africa in the curriculum. The document highlights four suggestions that teachers must: (1) confront myths and stereotypes about Africa; (2) avoid faulty generalizations; (3) present a balanced view of the countries on the continent; and (4) limit the scope of study due to Africa's enormous size and diversity. Integration of African topics into the curriculum is advocated with specific examples given for social studies, language arts, French language classes, art, and music. Five types of resources for teaching about Africa are identified: (1) Internet resources; (2) bibliographies; (3) museums; (4) Peace Corps; and (5) teachers' travel experiences. (EH)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, African Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Middle Eastern Studies, Multicultural Education, Non Western Civilization, Secondary Education, Social Studies
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Africa; ERIC Digests