ERIC Number: ED219977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Around the World: India. An Exploratory Unit for Middle School Students.
Galloway, Vicki; And Others
One of the units developed as part of the "Around the World" exploratory language program in South Carolina, this unit on India aims to develop in students an awareness of the culture of the country through experiential language and cultural activities. The guide has the following components: (1) a list of resource books and films; (2) suggestions on room decor, which include brief discussions of and instructions on setting up displays of Indian signs and symbols, the calendar, student names, and holidays; (3) historical and cultural information on India in the form of an introductory essay, discussion activities, and a reproduction of a newspaper article; (4) the Hindi language section, which includes guidelines for the teacher, extra expressions, numbers, the video tape script, and a language practice sheet; (5) discussion and activities on music and the national anthem; (6) two games; and (7) affective components, crafts, dances, and a section on food. The affective components deal with the caste system; Hinduism; women, marriage, and the family; and "unity in diversity" as this is reflected in many aspects of Indian life. There is also a historical section on the birth of Pakistan. (AMH)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Audiolingual Methods, Cognitive Objectives, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Dialogs (Language), Educational Resources, Experiential Learning, Folk Culture, Global Approach, Hindi, Humanistic Education, Instructional Materials, Legends, Middle Schools, Music, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Div. of Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: India