ERIC Number: ED173240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Life Cycle: Teacher Background Material [And] Life Cycle [And] Life Cycle: Test Form 7, A Sequential Curriculum in Anthropology, March 1969. Publications No. 49a, 49 and 49b.
Persing, Pauline K.; And Others
This document on the life cycle contains the 7th grade teacher background material, student activities component, and a unit test. The major objective of the unit is to encourage students to think critically about their own past and future through examination of how people in various cultures live. The teacher background component is presented in three sections. Section I introduces the concept of life cycle, presents an overview of anthropology, and describes comparative and holistic approaches to investigating cultures. Section II focuses on influences on the course of life cycle events, including heredity, nutrition, prenatal environment, disease, emotional factors, and cultural factors. Section III presents case studies of the Tiv (African tribal people), Balkan peasants, Chinese, and the American Middle class. Information is presented on cultural background, life cycle stages, and on contrasting life cycle characteristics among groups. The student textbook and activities component is presented in seven chapters. Chapter I introduce anthropological terms and concepts; explore how and why students should study the life cycle and outlines major life cycle stages; offer an overview of American, Chinese, Tiv, and Balkan cultures; and compare, contrast, and summarize infancy, childhood, and adulthood in the four cultures. An appendix presents review questions, activities, resource material, and vocabulary. The test component includes 50 multiple-choice questions based on material presented in the teacher and student texts. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Anthropology, Beliefs, Children, Comparative Analysis, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Culture, Curriculum Guides, Economic Factors, Environmental Influences, Grade 7, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Social Studies, Sociocultural Patterns, Study Guides, Teaching Methods, Tests, Units of Study
Anthropology Curriculum Project, 107 Dudley Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Anthropology Curriculum Project.