ERIC Number: ED329492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Learning about Peoples and Cultures. Peoples and Cultures Series. Textbook and A Guide for Teachers.
Fersh, Seymour, Ed.
This textbook and accompanying teacher's guide are one in a set of nine designed to teach high school students a process for studying other cultures as "insiders" rather than as "outsiders." The student text contains units on "Changing Views of Ourselves in the Universe"; "Seeing Each Other as Outsiders and Insiders"; "Considering Why Human Viewpoints Differ"; "Communicating with Each Other"; and "Perceiving Cultural Patterns in New Ways". The individual chapters in these units are: (1) "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven," by Mark Twain; (2) "Our Place in Space," by Seymour Fersh; (3) "Our Place on Earth, by Marshall G. S. Hodgson; (4) "Interpreting a Foreign Culture: The Nacirema," by Horace Miner; (5) "Observations through the Cultural Looking Glass," by Fersh; (6) "The Sacred Rac," by Patricia Hughes; (7) "Much Depends on What We Assume," by Raymond Gorden; (8) "Six Suggestions for Learning about Peoples and Cultures," by Yu-Kuang Chu; (9) "How Attitudes Are Sometimes Formed," by Philip Foster; (10) "What We Know Is Often Not So: Africa and Africans," by Susan Hall; (11) "Why People Have Different Preferences: Family and Population," by Fersh; (12) "Making Sense without Words," by Edward T. Hall, Jr.; (13) "The Importance of Language in Communication: A Japanese Viewpoint," by Masao Kunihiro; (14) "Semantics and the Study of Cultures," by Fersh; (15) "Cultural Differences within a Country: Diversity within Unity," by Fersh; (16) "Changing Patterns of Perceiving," by Fersh; (17) "The Virtues of Zigzag Thinking," by Edward De Bono; (18) "Cultural Differences within a Culture: Women and the Language of Inequality," by Elizabeth Burr, Susan Dunn, and Norma Farquhar; and (19) "Humankind: New Conditions, New Opportunities," by Fersh. The teacher's guide explains the overall organization of the student text, suggests overall course activities and activities for each unit, and lists sources and resources. (JMC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Global Approach, High Schools, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Two Year Colleges
McDougal, Littell & Company, P.O. Box 1667, Evanston, IL 60204 (Textbook, $8.97; Teacher's Guide, $4.20).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
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