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ERIC Number: ED453109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 169
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0944675-63-8
Global Literacy: Challenges, Culture and Connections.
Bragaw, Donald, Comp.
Traditionally U.S. schools have been mandated to educate young people about: (1) the mechanics and responsibilities of citizenship; and (2) the diverse cultures and peoples in the world. The two mandates are usually met through separate social studies courses, such as civics and U.S. history for the first and world history, geography, and culture studies for the second. This curriculum unit bridges the two mandates and is based on the article "Guidelines for Global and International Studies Education." The resulting framework contains three content dimensions: global challenges, culture and world areas, and global connections. Built into these dimensions are knowledge, skill, and participation objectives. The unit is divided into four sections: "Global Challenges" (14 activities); "Culture and World Areas" (10 activities); "Global Connections" (10 activities); and "Student Handouts" (28 handouts). (Contains 48 references.) (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.