ERIC Number: ED157833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Learning for Change in World Society: Reflections, Activities and Resources.
One World Trust, London (England).
The resource booklet contains readings and activities for British secondary school world affairs classes. The material lends itself toward incorporation into various curricula, including history, geography, social studies, humanities, environmental studies, language and literature, home economics, math, and science. Subject matter focuses on interdependence of the modern world, bias and prejudice, causes of poverty, human rights, technology, world law, ecological balance, and patterns of world trade. An introduction explains that study of contemporary world society is vital to students' self-fulfillment and participation in social and political change. Section I presents 17 primary source readings about world society. Readings deal with European expansion and colonialism, injustice within and between South African countries, effects of poverty in India, and global goals of education in industrialized countries. Section II presents over 40 activities to use in classrooms or informal settings to help students understand how they relate to global issues. One activity requires students to identify every material commodity traded on the world market which is present in their own classroom. Raw materials comprising room fixtures, furniture, clothing, and food can be identified. Section III contains annotated lists of resources including handbooks, magazines, posters, photographs, films, slides, and books. Most are from British sources. (AV)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Bias, Civil Liberties, Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Ecological Factors, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Human Dignity, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Political Issues, Poverty, Reading Materials, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Teaching Methods, Technology
World Studies Project, 24 Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, London SW1A 2JT, England ($3.50 plus postage, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: One World Trust, London (England).
Note: Part of the World Studies Project, an activity of One World Trust