ERIC Number: ED243803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
China Curriculum for Secondary Schools.
McBride, Marjorie; And Others
Designed to assist secondary teachers in teaching about China, this guide presents six units about the cultural and political patterns of Chinese life. Following a list of resources and audiovisual distributors, unit 1 provides opportunities to examine similarities and differences in Chinese and American world views, particularly attitudes of ethnocentrism. Unit 2 deals with the utilization of natural and human resources and considers China's geographical setting, historical uses of resources in China's traditional economy, and contemporary uses of resources due to modernization. Unit 3 focuses on family and family values and discusses Confucianism and the family system, marriage and family life in traditional and contemporary China, and education. Unit 4 examines the role of women, government population control policy, and status of national minorities. Unit 5 investigates topics of artistic expression including cultural continuity, literature as an expression of personal and social commentary, and symbolism in the arts. The final sections on politics and decision making describe the traditional dynastic political system, the role of the communist party, and the state bureaucracy and its structure. Each unit provides readings, resources appropriate to the unit topic, and learning activities. (LH)
Descriptors: Art Expression, Chinese, Chinese Culture, Communism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Ethnocentrism, Family Life, Females, Government Role, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Literature, Natural Resources, Political Attitudes, Regional Characteristics, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Social Studies, Traditionalism
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut Humanities Council, the State Committee of the National Endowment for the Humanities.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Program Planning and Development.; U.S.-China People's Friendship Association. Connecticut Chapter.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.
Identifiers - Location: China