ERIC Number: ED407967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
French Polynesia. Asian Studies Module.
This curriculum outline presents the components of an introductory course to French culture which focuses on the colonization of French Polynesia. First, the general goals and student objectives for the course, which focuses on different historical periods of French Polynesia, are discussed. Next, the pre-test to determine students knowledge of French Polynesia is presented; an introduction to the Asian Studies module that lists the different territories of France follows. The outline and lecture notes are then provided for the following elements of Polynesian history: (1) prehistoric settlement of the islands; (2) society in the era before contact with Europeans is made, focusing on the political system and governance, religion, and Polynesian society; (3) Polynesia after European contact; (4) missionaries; (5) changes in Polynesian society due to European explorers and missionaries, including changes in governance, dress, and population; (6) Pomare chiefs and queens; (7) the French protectorate; (8) the colonization in 1880; and (9) the shift to an overseas French territory in 1957. The remainder of the outline highlights the method for evaluating student achievement, lists discussion and study questions, illustrates activities and strategies for presenting course materials, lists audiovisual materials, and summarizes a comparison and contrast of Hawaii and French Polynesia. Contains a bibliography. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.