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Zimmerman, Jonathan – Journal of American History, 1995
Examines the Peace Corps' early efforts to recruit black volunteers and the consequent culture clash between their expectations of Africa and its reality. Sexism, social stratification, and cultural stereotyping often underscored the differences between black Americans and Africans. Nonetheless, volunteers generally credited the experience as a…
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Civil Rights, Cultural Differences
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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
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Barth, James L. – Social Education, 1994
Reports on the Third International Social Studies Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1994. Asserts that problems facing U.S. social studies, such as multiculturalism and individual rights, are not as important as development issues for African nations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Faichney, Gavin – Social Education, 1994
Reports on the Third International Social Studies Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1994. Focuses on the need for an international thrust on environmental education. Discusses efforts by seven African nations to develop a common basic social studies text on curriculum and methods. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Anderson, Charlotte C.; Anderson, Lee F. – Social Education, 1994
Reports on the Third International Social Studies Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1994. Asserts that social studies is a transnational phenomenon and maintains that the visit provided a vivid illustration of many of the intellectual issues that lie at the heart of the discipline. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Holmes, Ramona – Teaching Music, 1996
Provides a lesson plan for beginning string students using a basic rhythm from Zimbabwe's Shona people and then building upon that rhythm. Briefly discusses simple yet effective techniques for playing and adapting African music. Includes musical scores, teaching tips, and selected recordings. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries