ERIC Number: ED043537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Social Studies, Grade 9, World Studies: Eastern Civilizations -- Regional Studies. Course of Study and Related Learning Activities. Revised Edition.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
The curriculum guide for non-western civilization area studies incorporates these major considerations: 1) the teaching of concepts rather than the accumulation of data, focusing on the development of critical thinking; 2) the development of values, skills, and knowledge needed to cope with the pressing social problems of today including: receptivity to change, international awareness, a commitment to democratic values and civic responsibilities; 3) the basic concepts of history, geography, economics, political science, anthropology, and sociology; 4) the development of skills and research techniques sequentially --the abilities to utilize maps, globes, and information, to solve problems, and to participate effectively in group activities; 5) learning activities incorporating techniques of inquiry and discovery: participation, vicarious experiences, illustrative materials, probing discussion questions, careful analysis of source materials, case studies of social phenomena; and, 6) emphasis on multi-media instruction. The seven area study themes are: Soviet Union, Communist China, Southeast Asia, Japan, India, Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The techniques in this guide are suitable for: Self-contained classrooms, team teaching, and independent study. The first edition of this guide is ED 016 675. (SBE)
Descriptors: African History, Area Studies, Asian History, Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Economics, Geography, Grade 9, Induction, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Non Western Civilization, Political Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, State Curriculum Guides, Units of Study, Values
Board of Education of the City of New York, Publication Sales Office, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 11201 ($7.50)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for International Programs and Cooperative Services.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers - Location: China; India; Japan; USSR