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ERIC Number: ED316020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 13
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Elementary Global Education in Practice.
Stones, Valerie
This paper describes the development of an elementary school program in global culture which uses language as a vehicle for education in global citizenship. The approach to curriculum development focuses primarily on the child's needs, and secondarily on content. The curriculum was designed to be activity-oriented, child-centered, and multi-disciplinary. The objectives of the cultural component of the program were to develop understanding and respect for past and present customs of different nations, for American culture through reference to its component cultures, and for the nature of intercultural exchange. The language segment prepared for upper school language instruction in French by relating the lives and language of elementary school students to the lives and language of the people of France. Once goals and basic content area were defined, individual lesson plans were developed. Challenges encountered in implementing the lesson plans and techniques and activities used in planning, and in the classroom, are discussed briefly. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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