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Wilson, Angene H. – Social Studies, 1995
Critiques six current history textbooks concerning their representation of African history. Identifies strengths and weaknesses in the texts and establishes criteria of judgement. Includes the use of primary sources, consideration of African perspectives, and a balanced portrait of contemporary problems. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Consciousness Raising, Content Analysis
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Nelson, Jennifer – Southern Social Studies Journal, 1996
Presents a series of questions and activities designed to teach the geography of Africa. The activities relate to, and are collected under the five themes of geography: Location, Place, Human/Environment Interactions, Movement, and Regions. Includes four maps and a list of resources. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
Walter, Virginia A. – Book Links, 1997
Virtual field trips can provide experiences beyond the reach of average K-12 students. Describes multimedia products for school use: Africa Trail, Dinosaur Hunter, Louvre Museum, Magic School Bus Explores the Rainforest, and Up to the Himalayas: Kingdoms in the Clouds and provides book and Internet connections for additional learning, highlighting…
Descriptors: Dinosaurs, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips
Stanford, Barbara – Media and Methods, 1992
Discusses methods of teaching world geography and culture through student involvement and describes lessons that teach students about Africa. One uses maps; one uses computer-assisted instruction; and one uses various resources to recreate an African school day. A sidebar by Janine Onffroy Shelley describes the use of telecommunications systems in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Describes the role and influence of Mellonee Burnim on U.S. music education. Discusses the origins and impact of African American gospel music. Includes a list of selected resources and two lesson plans featuring gospel music. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Culture, Black Influences, Black Studies
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Lickteig, Mary J.; Danielson, Kathy Everts – Social Studies, 1995
Describes a third-grade instructional unit that begins with a basic introduction to African geography and culture. Children's books, from sources as diverse as current politics and Masai folk tales, are used to illustrate key concepts and places. Includes a list of children's books used in the lessons. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising
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Handley, Leslie Mills, Ed. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1993
Presents two classroom ideas for elementary social studies: (1) a job description and responsibility program and (2) a cross-cultural, folktale-based activity using an award-winning children's book. Includes instructions for implementing the activities, a list of job descriptions, and a chart of African terms and their English meanings. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning