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ERIC Number: ED132095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching African Geography from a Global Perspective. Resource Packet.
African-American Inst., New York, NY. School Services Div.
An interdisciplinary focus on the teaching of African geography is presented in this module, arranged by three major topics. Topic I stresses the African view that water is the sustainer of life, presents a case study of the Nile River, and discusses the significance of rivers as natural boundaries that delineate political units. Topic II gives examples of the city as the symbol of modern life throughout Africa and presents information on East African coastal cities, "new" cities, colonial cities, capital cities, traditional cities, and rejuvenated cities. The challenges of urbanization and upgrading rural life are discussed. Topic III discusses economic and political independence. It presents information on how pre- and postcolonial Africa produced and distributed its goods and services. Also investigated is the economic potential of regional groupings. A bibliography, a list of institutions that deal with developing nations, and a map of Africa are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: African History, Area Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Maps, Physical Geography, Political Influences, Rural Areas, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Urban Areas, Water Resources
African-American Institute, 833 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: African-American Inst., New York, NY. School Services Div.
Identifiers - Location: Africa