ERIC Number: ED200494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Basic Skills in Asian Studies. Service Center Papers on Asian Studies, No. 14.
This publication contains 20 learning activities for developing basic skills while teaching Asian studies at the secondary level. The activities, which were field tested, are self-contained and include short readings followed by student worksheets. For developing skill in reading about Asia, learning activities focus upon defining terms and identifying keywords in brief reading selections in Asian studies, and classifying sources of information and answering objective questions based on readings. The learning activities which teach critical thinking involve students in analyzing a retrieval chart on Communist party membership, solving a word maze which includes the names of the major cities in China, and comparing the Gross National Product of Asian countries. To develop skill in interpreting the geography of Asia, students read about evidence of the location of Japan and make inferences and examine places in Asia that have similar geographic features. Students develop skill in understanding the history of Asia by telling about time in the Asian tradition, making a timeline of Asian history, assessing similar ideas in Asia and the United States, and correlating events in Asia and Europe. A posttest is included. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Asian Studies, Columbus, OH. Service Center for Teachers of Asian Studies.
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 256.