ERIC Number: ED042667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Teaching About Africa South of the Sahara; A Guide and Resource Packet for Ninth Grade Social Studies.
Coburn, Barbara; And Others
This guide provides a sampling of reference materials which are pertinent for two ninth grade units: Africa South of the Sahara: Land and People, and Africa South of the Sahara: Historic Trends. The effect of urbanization upon traditional tribalistic cultures is the focus. A case study is used to encourage an inductive approach to the learning process. It is based upon the first hand accounts of Jomo Kenyatta and Mugo Gatheru as they grew up within the traditions of their ethnic group --the Kikuyu of Kenya. Materials using the "mystery story" approach are included for an analysis of the iron age culture at Zimbabwe. The case study package purposely does not go into detail on such steps as the identification of theme and the determination of procedures to encourage individualization. The latter part of the guide is arranged as a reference section by subtopic or understanding including questions suggesting the direction of inquiry, and pertinent reading selections, diagrams, maps and drawings. Finally, an annotated bibliography lists materials that are currently in print or available through regional libraries. Other media available from commercial suppliers are suggested throughout the guide. (SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.