ERIC Number: ED113254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
World Cultures. Social Studies Grade Nine.
Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.
The purpose of this teaching guide on anthropology for ninth-grade students is to provide them with an opportunity to study perception, disparate societies, and the similarities and dissimilarities that exist among societies. The content material is world history used to illustrate general historical problems and processes and approached from the viewpoint of cultural anthropology. As a course of study, the guide proposes an inquiry-conceptual approach to the investigation of significant topics. It develops modes and processes of inquiry along with concepts that are useful in reflectively studying issues in the closed areas of culture. Nine units comprise the instructional episodes of this guide: Perception: To Understand Is to Invent; Origins of Humanness; Emergence of Complex Societies; Rise and Transformation of Civilization as a Model of Cultural Change; Medieval Civilizations: Europe, Islam, and Africa; Rise of the West; The Industrial Revolution as a Strategy of Adaptation; Conflict and Consensus in Complex Societies; and Impact of Complex Societies on Traditional Ones. Each unit is one- to five-weeks long. (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.