ERIC Number: ED237428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
World Views through the Arts. GPE Humanities Series.
Hough, Lindy; King, David C.
Materials in this multicultural study of creative expression are suitable for use in a variety of secondary school disciplines, including social studies, humanities, language arts, and science. Following an introduction to teachers and curriculum developers on rationale, objectives, and format, the handbook is divided into five parts of student materials. Part 1 contains 5 readings, each examining man's need to create from a different cultural perspective. In accompanying activities, students have the opportunity to express themselves creatively. Part 2 compares different societies' world views. Readings on Pygmies, Eskimos, Moslems, Americans, and British are used to present cultural feelings about the earth and nature, and show how these views change over time. Part 3 explores the "style" or overall design of various cultures through the following three categories of readings: background study, cultural similarities and differences, and an in-depth look at the styles of specific decades in American culture. Part 4, Living with Change, examines how people in different cultures respond to change and ways of expressing feelings about change. Part 5 presents readings and activities on sacred clowns, jazz and disco, and wall art, to help students examine the ways a society develops a sense of community. (LP)
Descriptors: Art, Art Expression, Comparative Analysis, Creative Expression, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Traits, Global Approach, Humanism, Humanistic Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns
Global Perspectives in Education, Inc., 218 East 18th St., Box 76, New York, NY 10003 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Global Perspectives in Education, Inc., New York, NY.