ERIC Number: ED039165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Establishment of the American Colonies: A Comparison of Spanish and English America; for Senior High School American History.
Gill, Clark C.
As one of the sequential units developed by the Latin American Curriculum Project, it expands further the material in the units covered at the lower grade levels. It is a two week unit which emphasized a comparison of the Anglo- and Latin American colonial systems. Broader perspectives and more meaningful understanding of both civilizations are considered the major objectives. Comparative study is considered important here because it increases awareness of United States History, weakens stereotypes and ethnocentrism, and, offers excellent opportunities for the integration and extension of world geography and world history knowledge and skills. An attempt has been made to include content usually neglected in American history texts. A variety of sources and viewpoints are provided, and students are encouraged to critically analyze information and develop their own hypotheses. The activities that are suggested, attempt to stimulate meaningful class discussion. Specific references for each topic are indicated in the materials section. General bibliographies, maps, and readings are provided in the appendices. Maps and charts are meant to be used as transparency masters. This unit was designed to allow adaptation to more than one grade and ability level. Related reports are: ED 036 679, SO 000 019, SO 000 020, SO 000 022, SO 000 023. (SBE)
Descriptors: American Culture, American History, Area Studies, Colonial History (United States), Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Grade 11, Grade 12, Induction, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Latin American Culture, Secondary Education, 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.