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ERIC Number: ED132094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Tuareg: Nature Changes a Life Style. Mini-Module.
African-American Inst., New York, NY. School Services Div.
This module contains a description of the Tuareg society in Africa, a list of resources for teachers and students to learn how the African drought is affecting Tuareg life-style, and a lesson plan with eight questions for class discussion. The social strata are described within the Tuareg, ranging from nomadic herd-tending nobles to servants who tend farms. Rank and clan affiliation are inherited through the maternal side, and land is inherited through the paternal side. Women educate the children. Recent years of drought have caused herds to die and crops to fail, thereby breaking up relationships between nobles and farming servants and forcing the clans to camp near towns they had previously avoided. The resource list refers students to films, articles, and organizations that study effects of the drought and explore development alternatives. The questions for class discussion encourage students to compare practical and fashionable aspects of clothing, hypothesize immigration effects on townspeople, and list social and psychological problems resulting from changes in life-style for children and adults. (AV)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Climate, Cultural Awareness, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Environmental Influences, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Life Style, Resource Materials, Social Problems, Unit Plan, Water Resources
African-American Institute, 833 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017 ($0.50, 4 for $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: African-American Inst., New York, NY. School Services Div.
Identifiers - Location: Africa