ERIC Number: ED424142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
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Increasing Cultural Awareness of Sixth Grade Geography Students through the Usage of Integrated Units, Literature Based Instruction, and Cooperative Learning Strategies.
Doering, Pamela L.
This research focused on increasing cultural awareness and cultural literacy among 17 world geography students in a Florida sixth-grade. Pre- and post-tests, surveys, cultural notebook evaluation sheets, a speaker's bureau directory log, accountability notebook log, and a cultural resource materials log were used to gather data. Strategies included integrated units on North America and Europe, literature-based instruction on cultural folk tales and novels, and cooperative learning group projects using computer technology. The target group demonstrated an increase in personal cultural experience as measured by the pre- and post-tests. Each unit concluded with a cultural festival as a culminating event. Team teaching was using with the geography and literature instructors cooperating. (EH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Location: Florida