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Asimeng-Boahene, Lewis – Intercultural Education, 2007
The teaching of controversial issues has been widely viewed as preparing students for effective citizenship and, as such, is regarded as inevitable in social studies classrooms if students are to be able to think intelligently and to participate effectively in society. However, the effective implementation of issue-centered education in African…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), African Studies, Citizen Participation
Dioh, Sylvester N.; Standa, Everett M. – 1983
This course book provides a broad view of the theoretical aspects of instructional media. It is designed to acquaint students with the variety of instructional media that are available, from the simple to the more complex, and their uses in the educational system. The course's purpose is to develop the knowledge and skills which a curriculum…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Media, Educational Objectives
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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
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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Brown, Barbara B. – Social Education, 1994
Reports on the Third International Social Studies Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1994. Discusses democracy, educational reform efforts, and the importance of tourism to the Kenyan economy. Asserts that U.S. teachers must use accurate and nonstereotypical instructional materials in teaching about Africa. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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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