ERIC Number: ED070684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Asian Studies: Experimental Course of Study, 11th or 12th Year Elective.
This experimental course of study has a twofold purpose. Primarily, it is intended to serve as basis for an elective for the 11th or 12th year student. Openended in organization, it encourages teachers and students to add new dimensions. It provides a comprehensive bibliography and detailed information with which to develop an elective in the area of social studies and as an adjunct to a world literature course. Secondly, it is intended to serve as a resource for teachers of all grades. It provides necessary background information and suggested activities to permit the teacher to enrich classroom activities, as well as providing areas for individual study. Focussing on China, India, and Japan, the course is divided into five themes: 1) Geographic Factors; 2) Family Life; 3) Religion and Society; 4) Art and Society; and 5) Literature. Some of the course objectives are to: 1) develop understanding of the contemporary cultural patterns and value systems of three nations; 2) develop understanding of problems faced by Asian nations in dealing with the intrusion of modern economic, political, and social forces; and, 3) broaden and deepen skills in use and interpretation of data and in evaluation of the sources of this material. (FDI)
Descriptors: Art, Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Cross Cultural Studies, Elective Courses, Family Life, Foreign Culture, Grade 11, Grade 12, Human Geography, Literature, Religion, Social Studies
Bureau of Curriculum Development, Board of Education, City of New York, 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
Note: Resource Materials in Asian Studies for the Senior High Schools