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ERIC Number: ED293783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
What Is Culture: An Activity-Oriented Teaching Unit.
Beaulieu, Jill; And Others
This paper presents a unit which defines the term "culture" and is to be used to introduce the ninth grade global education program in New Brunswick (Canada) schools or a similar global education curriculum. The working definition of the term culture is the way of life of a people, including all the manifestations of an identifiable human population's pracatical, creative, and reflective thought, as revealed through their technology, their arts, and their institutions such as government and religion. The unit's methodology encourages active student involvement in the learning process and group interaction. Each lesson plan includes topic, purpose, behaviorable objectives, materials, methods, homework, and evaluation suggestions. Six lessons examine culture through: (1) artifacts from different cultures; (2) varieties of foods and eating habits in different cultures; (3) music and art; (4) women's roles in different cultures; and (5) a review of religion and mythology. The concluding section summarizes the previous study to help students formulate a definition of culture. A method for evaluating group work is presented. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A