ERIC Number: ED261941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Activities Using the New State of the World Atlas. Grades 7-12.
Hursh, Heidi; Prevedel, Michael
Teachers of social studies, foreign language, science, and journalism will find these learning activities useful in integrating "The New State of the World Atlas" (Simon and Schuster, 1984) into their curriculum. The book is organized into three sections. The first section uses an area studies approach. Activities focus on geopolitical and cultural groups of nations, including Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Western Europe, the Islamic world, French-speaking nations, newly industrializing countries, and Africa. Stereotypes, similarities and differences, and interrelationships among the nations are explored. The activities in the second section deal with the issues of human rights, labor, rich and poor nations, refugees, separatist movements, the arms race, global environmental problems, and forms of power. In the last section students apply research skills to the "Atlas" as a whole. All the activities involve the use of more than one map and are structured to reinforce higher level cognitive skills. Students compare, analyze, and ask questions that lead to further study in other sources. The guide concludes with student handouts to be used in the activities. (RM)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Civil Liberties, Developing Nations, Disarmament, Environmental Education, European History, Global Approach, Islamic Culture, Journalism Education, Labor Force, Latin American Culture, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Nuclear Warfare, Political Power, Refugees, Research Skills, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Research, World Affairs, World Problems
CTIR Publications, Dept. SC, University of Colorado, Denver, CO 80208 ($16.25)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Identifiers - Location: France