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ERIC Number: ED251385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Pages: 194
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Precollegiate Curriculum on Latin America, Grades 6-12. Final Performance Report.
Wirth, John D.
The Latin America Project, which developed print and nonprint materials for use in grades 6-12, is described. The two-year effort was conducted in five phases: survey of existing materials; the development of curriculum units; review of curriculum by teachers attending summer institutes; field testing and evaluation; and dissemination. Titles of materials developed are: Chicanismo, Contrasting Urban Lifestyles in Brazil, Latin America in U.S. Political Cartoons, Latin America: The Microelectronic Link, Latin American Visual Art Today, Mapping Latin America, Migration North from Mexico, Muralismo, U.S.-Mexico Economic Interdependence, Rio Blanco: Land Use in a Highland Guatemalan Village, and Scarcity and Survival in El Salvador. The appendices, which comprise the major portion of the report, contain descriptions of the materials developed by the the project; a list of educators involved in the project; a global education framework for curriculum and staff development; institute schedule and evaluation form; "World Cultures Theme Guide to K-12 Curricular Resources, Activities, and Processes"; the draft of a unit, "Coffee Connections", for grades 6-12; and the form used by students to evaluate the units. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford-Berkeley Joint Center on Latin American Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; El Salvador; Guatemala; Mexico