ERIC Number: ED091280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Latin America -- Struggle for Stability. Social Studies: 6478.05.
This quinmester course guide for grades seven through nine examines Latin America and the United States/Latin America relationship through the concept of stability as influenced by various social, economic, and political factors. The goals of the course are for the student to discover the diversity of backgrounds, aspirations, and customs of the states and regions of Latin America through historical and geographic data: to understand the struggle for stability and the variables that affect it; to apply that understanding to an analysis of actual events in Latin America; to examine the role of the United States with respect to Latin America and decide what it should be in the future; and to consider ways in which the United States might contribute to the development of Latin America and promotion of inter-American friendship. Suggestions for the implementation of these goals through student and classroom activities comprise the bulk of this course guide. A bibliography of resource materials -- texts, films, and filmstrips that are coordinated within the guide, as well as additional works on politics, individual countries, biography, and a miscellany of special interests -- concludes the guide. (JH)
Descriptors: American History, American Studies, Area Studies, Bibliographies, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Economics, Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Relations, Latin American Culture, Nationalism, Political Divisions (Geographic), Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.