ERIC Number: ED233941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Project to Incorporate Anthropological Concepts of Human Diversity in Secondary School Social Studies Curricula (Project Anthropology). Final Report, 2/1/80 to 1/31/82.
Giannangelo, Duane M.; And Others
Learning modules emphasizing the anthropological aspects of human and race relations to supplement social studies textbooks used in grades 7-12 were developed. The final report describes pre-project activities, module development, and project evaluation and accomplishments. Pre-project activities included media publicity, reviewing social studies courses to determine which ones lent themselves to the project goals, and selection of participants. Secondary teachers from the Memphis (Tennessee) public schools attended classes to learn about the anthropological concepts of human diversity and ethnicity, and then, under the leadership of Memphis State University staff, developed instructional modules that utilized a problem solving and valuing approach for use in the schools' social studies courses. Pre- and post-tests indicated an improvement of teachers' knowledge of ethnicity concepts. The modules were critiqued by university staff and outside reviewers; revisions were made based on the feedback. Appendices, which comprise about half the report, include advertising information, a listing and definitions of the anthropological concepts dealt with, an outline of the module concepts for the various social studies subject areas, and a time line of project activities. (RM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Civics, Concept Teaching, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Ethnic Relations, Ethnicity, Fundamental Concepts, Human Relations, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Racial Relations, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Sociology, Teacher Developed Materials, United States Government (Course), United States History, Units of Study, World Geography, World History
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.