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ERIC Number: ED207884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Basic Skills in Asian Studies.
Hantula, James
This publication contains field tested learning activities which will help secondary students develop basic skills while learning about Asian history, culture, and geography. The activities can be used or easily adapted by teachers in any Asian studies course. The publication is organized by the skills taught. These are: reading; applying problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to social issues; interpreting maps and globes; and understanding time and chronology. Activities to develop skills in reading about Asia involve students in defining Asian studies terms (e.g. caste, Buddhism); identifying keywords; classifying sources of information; answering information questions; and answering objective questions. To develop critical thinking about Asia, students analyze a retrieval chart on Communist Party membership in China, India, and Japan; solve word mazes on the names of major cities in China and nations in Asia; compare Asian countries in terms of Gross National Product; read about a family in India and write down the important facts; and judge values. In learning to interpret the geography of Asia, students describe regions of Asia; learn to draw inferences about the location of places; learn to assess places which have a similar geography; and analyze how Asia is reported in the news. Activities to help students understand the history of Asia involve them in learning about how different cultures learn about time; making a timeline; assessing similar ideas in Asia and in the U.S.; and correlating events in Asia and Europe. A student test is included in the appendices. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A