ERIC Number: ED032320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Four Communities Around the World, Grade Three. The TABA Social Studies Curriculum.
Durkin, Mary C.; Ellis, Kim
This teacher's guide, which presents 19 student behavioral objectives to be achieved in grade 3, is designed to help children recognize and respect differences in cultures other than their own. The year's plan deals with four communities around the world, with two units on each community: (1) The Central Eskimo--"Differences in economies are associated with differences in the ways people use their environment and skills," and "Contact between cultures often brings changes in the social institutions within them." (2) The Desert Nomad--"Interaction between a people and their physical environment influences the way in which they meet their needs," and "Tradition influences the ways in which a group of people modify their behavior." (3) The Thai Villager--"The basic economy of a society has a major influence on the life style of its people," and "Tradition and innovation interact to determine the modifications that will occur in a people's way of life." (4) The Norwegian Fisherman-Farmer--"Interaction between a people and their physical environment influences the way in which they meet their needs," and "People may develop new ways within their tradition to achieve their goals." Learning objectives, suggested learning activities, teachers' notes, and evaluation exercises are included for each unit. (LH)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Traits, Economic Factors, Economic Status, Environmental Influences, Eskimos, Ethnic Groups, Grade 3, Racial Factors, Social Change, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Coll., CA. TABA Social Studies Curriculum Project.
Note: A revision of the third grade materials in the Contra Costa County social studies program.