ERIC Number: ED409261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Threatened Cultures: Kalahari, Bushmen, Kurds, Maori, Native Americans, Saami of Lapland, Tibetans. Threatened Cultures Series.
Mason, Paul, Ed.
Each of the 6 separate books in this series for juveniles introduces students to an ancient culture still in existence today. The illustrated guides examine the challenges facing each cultural group from contemporary social, political, and technological influences. The books in the series include: (1) Kurds (John King); (2) Native Americans (James Wilson); (3) Maori (Robert Macdonald); (4) Tibetans (Judith Kendra); (5) Saami of Lapland (Piers Vitebsky); and (6) Kalahari Bushmen (Alan Bernard). The stories of these people explain the history, politics of their homelands, traditional beliefs and values, and difficulties of maintaining their unique culture. Each book contains a glossary, suggestions for further reading, addresses for information and social action, and an index. (MM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance, Culture Conflict, Elementary Education, Ethnic Discrimination, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Maori (People), Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Social Discrimination, Social Studies, World History
Thomson Learning, 115 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. ($91.50, Set of 6 Books).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; China; Finland; Iran; Iraq; New Zealand; North America; Turkey