ERIC Number: ED109004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
A Senior High School Social Studies Unit on Latin American History. World History Series, Bulletin No. 257.
This secondary level curriculum guide provides a program and identifies materials for the history and culture of Latin America. The primary purpose of the course is to stimulate throught and to encourage students to make valid generalizations and intelligent assessments of the forces and events that have shaped the history and culture of Latin America. Each lesson contains behavior and content objectives, suggested activities and procedures, suggested source materials, and student evaluation methods. Unit topics include geography; pre-Hispanic Indian cultures; Spanish exploration; Spanish American empire; Mexican independence; biographical study of Santa Ana, Benito Juarez, and Porfirio Diaz; the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and Constitution of 1917; Mexico since 1940; Mexico's relations with the United States; independence movements in Central and South America; historical development of Central and South America; origins and problems of Latin America; Central and South American relations with the United States; early history of the Caribbean area; recent events in the Caribbean; and cultural development of Latin America. Also included are a list of film sources, bibliography, notes on the Mexican Constitution, and sample student evaluation materials. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: American History, Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Inquiry, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, World History
Division of Supply Management, Montgomery County Public Schools, Lincoln Center, 540 N. Stonestreet Ave., Rockville, Maryland 20850 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.