ERIC Number: ED405236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Saudi Arabia Today. A Teaching Program on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: (1) Grades 1-3, Our Visit to Saudi Arabia; (2) Grades 4-6, A Modern Kingdom; (3) Junior High School, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; (4) Senior High School, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Learning Enrichment, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.
This package includes materials for students and accompanying teaching guides and posters for teaching about life in contemporary Saudi Arabia for grades 1-8. The student folder for grades 1-3 presents information about the Middle Eastern nation in the form of a boy's letter to a friend back home. In the letter are descriptions of the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah, the Islamic faith, Saudi farming, recreational activities, the Saudi oil industry, and other aspects of life in the country. The teaching guide sets out general teaching objectives, then presents background material, objectives, skills tips, and discussion questions corresponding to each page of the child's letter. Student worksheets in the guide include a connect-the-dots illustration, a page requiring students to tell the boy's story chronologically, multiple choice questions, and other activities. Presented in the form of a one-act play for classroom role playing, the pamphlet for grades 4-6 describes Saudi Arabia as a modern nation. Students learn about the country's role in the oil industry, its central position in the religion of Islam, and its relationship with the United States. The student folder includes color photographs and a map. On both sides of the poster are photographs portraying various aspects of Saudi life. The teacher's guide includes suggested teaching objectives, instructions for using the poster, details on developing map, photo, and reading skills, a pronunciation and vocabulary key, a guide to topical segments, and follow-up activities. The guide also includes worksheets for students. Readings for junior high school students (grades 7-8) and senior high school students (grades 9-12) describe the nation's geography, people, future, and Islamic faith. A discussion of the challenges that Saudi Arabia faces touches on the country's mineral wealth, its need for economic diversification, the government's ability to share its wealth with the Saudi people, and its relations with the United States and the rest of the world. Included are color photographs and two maps. The teacher's guide includes suggested learning objectives, background material on reading topics, discussion ideas, learning activities, and duplicatable student worksheets. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Islamic Culture, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Maps, Mathematical Concepts, Middle Eastern Studies, Multicultural Education, Petroleum Industry, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Learning Enrichment, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia