ERIC Number: ED424153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Facilitating Children's Understanding of Technology as Agents for Social Change: The Impact of the Automobile on Kano, Nigeria.
Farouk, Mohammed K.
This paper discusses how to incorporate the science, technology, and society (STS) strand of social studies into the elementary education curriculum. The lesson's focus is on the impact of modern transportation, specifically the automobile, on the economic, social, and political life of people in Kano, Nigeria. The lesson is appropriate for fourth- to fifth-grade levels. The lesson emphasizes helping children understand the impact of science and technology on human societies across time and space. Fact sheets are provided on Nigeria with instructions for students to gather further data and analyze materials presented. A brief story of an 11-year-old Nigerian is included with details on how a new automobile affected the lives of the family. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria