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ERIC Number: ED269295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about Francophone Africa.
Merryfield, Mary; Timbo, Adama
Lessons and resources for Social Studies and French courses are included in this document. The major goals of these materials are to help students (1) explore the history and geography of Francophone Africa, (2) examine French influences in contemporary Africa, (3) recognize and appreciate cultural differences and similarities in values and perspectives, (4) develop positive attitudes toward the study of Africa, and (5) place French colonization and African culture in a global context. Materials in part one, "Background on the History and Geography of French-speaking African Nations," consist of a board game on history and map skills, a lesson on cross-cultural misunderstanding, and viewpoints on French Colonialism from African politicians and writers. Part two, "French influence in Africa," discusses French influence on African culture, stereotypes West Africans have about the French, and the reaction of villagers to the return of their first college-educated son. Part three, "Cross-Cultural Understanding," emphasizes understanding African beliefs and customs, while including U.S. and Malian perceptions, Senegalese dress and cuisine, and bargaining in an African market. Part four, "Resource Materials in French," presents teaching French in an African context, bargaining in Mali, Griots (oral historians), travel through Benin, and Francophone African literature. The document concludes with a list of additional resources. (RSL)
African Studies Program, 221 Woodburn Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: EnglishFrench
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. African Studies Program.
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