ERIC Number: ED419769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Destination: Kyrgyzstan. Study Guide.
Amundson, Kristen J.
This guide offers a closer look at the newly-independent nation of Kyrgyzstan. The teaching materials focus on the history and culture of the nation, emphasize the influence of physical geography on culture, and explore the diversity found in this small country. Each lesson includes the geography standards linked to the activity, objectives, materials needed, background materials, procedure, extension activities and activity sheets. The activities are divided by grade level. Activities for grades 3-5 include: (1) "Where in the World is Kyrgyzstan?"; (2) "What's It Like to Live in Kyrgyzstan?"; (3) "Hats Here and There"; (4) "Who's a Nomad?"; and (5) "What's in a Name?" Activities for grades 6-9 focus on: (1) "Kyrgyzstan Identified"; (2) "Kyrgyzstan Up Close"; (3) "Understanding Characteristics of Kyrgyz Population"; (4) "Islam in Kyrgyzstan"; and (5) "Hospitality Traditions in Kyrgyzstan." Activities for grades 10-12 include: (1) "Kyrgyzstan's Transition from a Centrally-Planned Economy to a Market-Driven Economy"; (2) "The Manas Poem"; (3) "A History of Kyrgyzstan"; and (4) "Destination Kyrgyzstan." Maps and a 52-item resource list are also included in the booklet. A video tape accompanies the lessons. (EH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Global Education, Human Geography, International Education, Multicultural Education, Physical Geography, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, World Geography, World History
Peace Corps World Wise Schools, 1990 K Street NW, Suite 9500, Washington, DC 20526, telephone: 202-606-3294.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Office of World Wise Schools.
Identifiers: Asia; Kyrgyzstan; Peace Corps; World Wise Schools