ERIC Number: ED039164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Latin America: A Cultural Region of the World; An Instructional Unit for Grades 8, 9, 10.
Gill, Clark C.; Conroy, William B.
This teaching package or unit is part of a sequence of materials developed by the Latin American Curriculum Project. Concepts, key ideas and facts introduced in earlier grades on socio-cultural patterns are reinforced by this multidisciplinary approach. The major topic emphasis is the history of the periods since the beginning of the Independence movements. A brief review of physical geography, and a survey of Latin American regions are included. Contemporary problems and cultural contributions are stressed in the last section. The suggested activities stress inquiry and reflective thinking through class discussion questions; pupils are expected to reach valid generalizations. Student abilities to handle independent reading, and to use the library are considered vital. The appendices contain these instructional materials: masters for transparencies, reading selections, country charts to be reproduced for class discussion. Additional texts are suggested including one for the slow learner. Adaptations can be integrated into world history, world geography, or world culture courses. Related reports are: ED 036 679, SO 000 019, SO 000 021, SO 000 022, SO 000 023. (SBE)
Descriptors: American Culture, American History, Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Grade 10, Grade 8, Grade 9, Induction, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Latin American Culture, Physical Geography, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.