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ERIC Number: EJ888890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Teaching World Cultures through Artifacts
Hauf, James E.
Journal of Geography, v109 n3 p113-123 2010
Teaching world cultures in the middle-level geography classroom presents challenges both because of the complexity of culture and because of the characteristics of students of this age. One effective way to teach about a culture is through the use of cultural artifacts. This article discusses how to collect and use cultural artifacts in the classroom. Students apply the skills of geographic inquiry to cultural artifacts to make observations and inferences about culture, then test their hypotheses with further research. The article examines the relationship between artifacts and culture and the validity of student inferences and understandings constructed through such artifact-based inquiry. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A