ERIC Number: ED309127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Acquainted: Thinking about the Soviet Union. Elementary Teaching Activities: Days of Dialogue, 1986.
Keys, Charlotte; And Others
This guide is designed to replace the ignorance, misinformation, and negative stereotypes that many students hold about the Soviet Union and its peoples with a reasoned and rational outlook based on critical thinking and class activities. The introduction to these activities provides background and a rationale for teaching about the Soviet Union. The first section of the activities, "Raising Questions...Gathering Information," contains 11 group activities to stimulate thinking; find out what students know; and examine assumptions, perceptions, and information, and their sources. The second section, "More to Explore," contains 19 activities to motivate further study and to provide some background in Soviet history, language, and culture. Examples of the Soviet calendar, the cyrillic alphabet, and maps of the Soviet Union are included. A "Teachers Fact Sheet" of general information on the Soviet Union, a list of 19 recommended resources (organizations and publications), and the "Cheeverwood" cartoon series (M. Fry) on student's attitudes about the Soviet Union are also provided. (PPB)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cyrillic Alphabet, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Negative Attitudes, Russian, Social Bias
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educators for Social Responsibility, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: USSR