ACTIVITIES USING THE NEW STATE OF THE
WORLD ATLAS. by the Center for Teaching International Relations.
University of Denver, 1985. Contains activities using maps in the atlas.
Exercises cover issues such as resource scarcity, human rights, etc.
ANIMAL FABLES AND OTHER TALES.
Retold by Enid D'Oyley. African World Press, Trenton, New Jersey,
1986. Stories from the rich body of African oral tradition which
survived on the American continent. Stories come from Brazil, Haiti,
and the United States.
ART FROM MANY HANDS: Multicultural Art
Projects. By Jo Miles Schuman. Davis Publications, Worchester,
Mass., 1981. Take a trip around the world and discover the arts and
crafts of many cultures. Step-by-step instructions and full color
photographs for 37 projects. Add sparkle to your social studies and geography
lessons with authentic activities such as Urkranian egg painting, African
batik, and Cuna Indian molas. Grades 3-Adult.
ART: A Cross Cultural Study.
New York: Educational Design, 1980. Art, a universal cultural trait
of all people, is explored in this filmstrip unit. The program uses
a global dimension to determine the universality of art, the differences
between fine and folk art, and the role of art in our daily lives.
BAFA, BAFA: A Cross Cultural Simulation.
by R. Garry Shirts. Del Mar, CA: Simile II, 1977.
A simulation on the meaning of culture, designed to give participants experience
in observing and interacting with a different culture. Grade level:
8-12. Eighteen to thirty-six players, 1-2 hours playing time.
CHILDREN ARE CHILDREN ARE CHILDREN.
by Ann Cole, et al. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1978.
Lots of activities for teaching about Brazil, France, Iran, Japan, Nigeria,
and the U.S.S.R., foods, crafts, music, holiday, games, and many more.
COMPARATIVE WORLD ISSUES. Grades
1-12 Comparative Studies Series by Steven L. Lamy. Center for Teaching
International Resources, University of Denver, 1981. Focuses on the global
issues of inequality and technology, human rights and basic human needs.
It is a comparative global perspective on the process of development from
an industrialized and non industrialized nations perspective.
COMPARING CULTURES. By John W.
Pickering. J. Weston Walch, Publisher, 1990. Designed to engage
students in the study of cultures different from their own, this book of
reproducible activities looks at people from Bolivia, France, the Soviet
Union, and Korea. The similarities and differences in the cultural
development are explored through letters and other personal accounts.
Activities acquaint students with the social science concepts necessary
to contrast various cultures, including customs, traditions, technology,
and values. After studying the structures of modern societies, small
groups of students are encouraged to create their own cultures, originating
languages, laws, family compositions, tools, and holidays. Grades
COMPARING CULTURES. J. Weston
Walch. 1994. Designed to engage students in the study of cultures
different from their own, this book of reproducible cooperative-learning
activities looks at people from Bolivia, Canada, Russia, and Korea.
Similarities and differences in cultural development are explored through
letters and other personal accounts. Activities acquaint students
with customs, traditions, technologies, and values of cultures. Small
groups of students are encouraged to create their own cultures, each with
its own special language, customs, calculating system, clothing, and mode
of transportation. Grades 5 - 8. 8 1/2" x 11". Revised edition.
89 pp. of other subject areas.
CREATIVE HOLIDAYS. by James R.
Clemens. Carson: CA. Educational Insights, 1978.
Contents: Introduction and table of content cards and 136 creative
holiday cards, divided by the twelve months.
CROSS-CULTURAL LEARNING IN K-12 SCHOOLS:
Foreign Students as Resources. National Association for Foreign Students
Affairs, Wash., D., 1982. An informational packet outlining strategies
for foreign students in school studies. It contains information on
filmstrips, a manual of suggestions for utilizing foreign students and
guidelines for administrators.
CULTURAL AWARENESS FOR CHILDREN.
By Allen, McNeill, and Schmidt. Give a class firsthand contact
with the customs of other cultures. Cook the food, make the crafts, and
celebrate the holidays of communities around the world. Use these
units as a complete global awareness curriculum. Units include Hispanic,
Southeast Asian, African and African American, and Native American.
Includes a complete background and resource list for teacher information
and student participation. Grades K-5.
CULTURAL CONFLICTS: Case Studies
in a World of Change. By Edward Lerner. A series of cultural
change situations from around the world. Students are given background
information, scenarios, and fictitious characters. They act out roles
to see the human dimensions of major issues. The cultural areas and
issues include Japan -- Individualism vs. Corporate Life; India --
The Caste System; Central America -- Reform or Revolution; and nine
other case studies. Grades 5 - 12.
CULTURAL JOURNEYS: 84 Art and Social
Science Activities from Around the World. By Margaret W. Ryan.
Learning Publications, Holmes Beach, Florida, 1989. Introduce your
students to the study of cultural anthropology. Guide them in recreating
artifacts from cultures around the world integrating science, geography,
and art. Your students discover economic, geographic and other social
science concepts, and the experience and the excitement of cultural diversity.
Each lesson offers three activities: 1)clay, 2)weaving, twining, and basket
making; 3) painting and drawing. Grades 7-12.
CULTURAL SIGHT AND INSIGHT: Dealing
with Diverse Viewpoints and Values. by Gary R. Smith. GPE*,
1979. How people view and evaluate others. The more than 24
lessons cover such topics as the roles of women in India, Navajos caught
between two worlds, and labels placed on people. Illustrated
CULTURE'S STOREHOUSE: Building
Humanities Skills through Folklore. by Judith M. Barnet. Intercom
#90/91, GPE*. In this multidisciplinary sampling of folklore
for middle grades, the class will encounter, in different cultural settings,
common human themes such as ambition, trust, deceit, and harmony with nature.
CURRENT ISSUES: Critical Issues
Confronting the Nation and the World. 1986. Contains background information
on domestic and foreign policy issues during the Reagan administration.
Questions developed for discussion and debate.
DAYS TO CELEBRATE. by Ruth Allan
Miner. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia,
Penn., 1978. Suggestions for honoring memorable, multi-ethnic people
and events for several dates during the year. Elementary-Junior High.
ETHNIC CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.
Good Apple. 1991. Creative activities explore the historical and
modern festivals of 16 countries. Explaining the origins of 100 festivals,
the book stresses that people throughout the world are alike in many ways.
Students design a surfboard for Australia's Sydney Surf Carnival, bake
poppyseed cookies for Israel's Purim, draw a family tree for Mexico's Day
of the Dead, write a bibliography for Kenya's Kenyatta Day, and carve
a boat from soap for Taiwan's Dragon Boat Festival. Last section
devoted to Christmas Day Around the World. Grades 3-8. Illustrated.
8 1/2" x 11. 154 pp.
EVERYDAY WORDS FROM OTHER LANDS: A Language
Activity Workbook. by Kristin Kalsem. The Perfection Form Company,
1983. This text presents words that have slipped into the mainstream of
everyday usage from 14 different languages. Twenty eight lessons with supplementary
activities enhance word understanding and usage.
FACES AND PLACES IN UNICEF’S WORLD.
produced by UNICEF* Contains: Script for filmstrip, filmstrip on
"Faces and Places."
FAMILIES IN A GLOBAL AGE. by Victor
Smith. Indiana University, Bloomington, 1976. Six units designed
to help students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to live as
citizens in an interconnected world. The content focuses around universal
themes such as Families and Communities. Junior High.
FAMILY: A Cross-cultural Study.
New York: Educational Design, 1979. The family as a concept
is viewed in a worldwide perspective in this filmstrip program. Nuclear
and extended families are compared, as are marriage customs, child rearing
practices and care for the aged in various cultures throughout the world.
A teacher's guide contains objectives, filmstrip summaries, and questions.
FOUNDERS AND MESSENGERS. Pictorial
Charts Educational Trust, London. Full-color posters present the
historical roots of four major world religions -- Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism,
and Christianity -- focusing on each religion's founding figure and one
major interpreter of the founder's core teachings. Emphasizes the
way religions grow and adapt to changing historical circumstance. Posters
combine photographs of paintings, sculptures, and religious artifacts with
a brief text to depict the lives and beliefs of founding figures.
Explanatory notes included. 14 1/2" x 19 1/2".
GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVES. By Heidi Hursh,
Ron Schukar, and Barry Simmons. CTIR Publications, 1994. This new
book is a complete rewrite of the previous popular CTIR book on geography.
Ten new activities! The need for students to understand the geographical
features, relationships, and problems of the world in which they live has
never been greater. While there is little argument about the importance
of geographic literacy, there is much debate about how geography should
be organized, what should be taught, and the best ways to teach it.
The guiding principle behind this project is student-centered instruction
in geography. Activities include Geography: The Big Picture,
Geography Literacy, Geography and Economic Planning, and International
Environmental Politics. Reproducible handouts. Grades 6-12.
GESTURES: THE DO’S AND TABOOS OF BODY
LANGUAGE AROUND THE WORLD. By Roger E. Axrtell. Containing
a wealth of interesting information about international behavior, this
book is designed to help increase awareness of the ways in which people
react to different gesture and body lanuages.
GLOBALCHILD: Multicultural Resources
for Young Children. By Maureen Cech. AddisonÐ Wesley Publishing
Company, 1991. Encouraging handsÐon exploration of diverse cultures,
this collection of more that 200 activities draws together music and dance,
games. food, clothing, and art to promote cultural awareness in young children.
The lessons revolve around the universal themes of harvest, masquerade,
festivals of the light, the new year, and spring. Grades K-3.
HOLY PLACES. Pictorial Charts
Educational Trust, London. What do Jerusalem, Mecca, the Ganges,
and the Golden Temple at Amritsar all have in common? They are some
of the holy places of four of the world's major religions: Christianity,
Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. Using text and photographs, these four
full-color posters explore the traditions and beliefs which have made these
places sacred. Teacher's guide consists of reproducible, background
notes for class use.
IDEAS FOR TEACHING ABOUT CONTEMPORARY
WOMEN IN AFRICA, ASIA, AND LATIN AMERICA. By Susan Hill Gross.
St. Louis Park, MN: Upper Midwest Women's History Center, 1993.
Introduces women development concepts and raises the awareness of the importance
of a focus on women in development and gender analysis. Examples
and case studies from non-industrialized countries. It includes a
video called HOLY PLACES. Pictorial Charts Educational Trust, London.
What do Jerusalem, Mecca, the Ganges, and the Golden Temple at Amritsar
all have in common? They are some of the holy places of four of the
world's major religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism.
Using text and photographs, these four full-color posters explore the traditions
and beliefs which have made these places sacred. Teacher's guide
consists of reproducible, background notes for class use.In Her Image,.
165 pp. Upper Midwest Women's History, 6300 Walker St., St. Louis
Park, MN 55416.
INTERDISCIPLINARY GUIDE FOR TEACHERS.
By Barbara G. Schutz-Gruber and Barbara Frates Buckley. Teachers
and students can join the exploits of tricksters such as Coyote, Maui,
Jack, and Tortoise with this new teacher's guide and audio cassette.
Explore the trickster in four different cultures--Native Americans
in the Southwest, Europeans, Zambians in Africa, and Pacific Islanders--
in this multicultural, interdisciplinary storytelling resource. One
complete unit is provided for each culture. Grades K-8, 109 pp. teacher's
guide, 8-minute audio cassette.
LAUGHING TOGETHER, GIGGLES AND GRINS
FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Compiled by Barbara K. Walker. Four Winds
Press, New York, 1977. A collection of jokes, riddles, and funny anecdotes
from around the world show the similarities in human nature. Elementary.
LEARNING ABOUT PEOPLES AND CULTURES.
by Seymour Fersh(ed.) Evanston: McDougal, Little and
Company, 1974. Imaginative introduction to anthropological concepts,
including changing views of ourselves in the universe, variety of human
viewpoints, communications between cultures, and new ways of looking at
LEARNING ABOUT PEOPLES AND CULTURES.
Edited by Seymour Fersh. McDougal, Littell and Co., 1989. A
dynamic, imaginative introduction to anthropological concepts, including
the changing views of ourselves in the universe, the variety of human viewpoints,
communications between cultures, and new ways of looking at the cultural
patterns. Entertaining selections "Captain Stromfield's Visit to
Heaven," "The Nacirema" combine with serious anthropological articles to
bring the reader to a consideration of the essential unity of the human
LEARNING ABOUT PEOPLES AND CULTURES:
Teacher's Guide. By Seymour Fersh. McDougal, Littell and Co.,
1989. This teacher's guide is to be used with the text LEARNING ABOUT
PEOPLES AND CULTURES.
PASSPORT TO UNDERSTANDING. By
Kaaren Gray. CTIR Publications, 1991. Have your students prepare
their own passports and then take them on a journey around the world.
Using childrenÕs literature, the activities in this publication
take students to Japan, Africa, the Caribbean, Russia, and the Arctic.
The environment and economics are explored, emphasizing the interconnectedness
of these issues. Contains activities such as Alphabet Soup, WizardÕs
Magi, Do You See What I See?, The Night it Rained Pancakes, and The Big
Snow. Comb-bound, with reproducible student handouts.
PEOPLE AND THE PLACES WHERE THEY LIVE.
National Geographic Society, Washington, DC., 1981. Teacher's Guide,
3 filmstrips and cassettes that introduce different cultures and environments.
PLAYTIME: A World of Recreation
Handbook. by Sara Staff Jernigan and C. Lynn Vendien. McGraw-Hill,
Inc., 1972. A 300-page methods guide to games, dances, and songs
from 68 different countries around the world.
PORTRAITS OF THE NATIONS SERIES.
Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY, 1991. Spanning the globe
to explore different countries and cultures, these accessible written books
map the country's geography in detail and show how land can influence people's
traditions, dress, customs, faith, and daily lives. Frequent black-and-white
photographs, period artwork, and maps are intertwined with informative
narrative to outline the nation's history, major figures, myths, and development,
culminating with discussion of the current challenges facing the country
in an increasingly interdependent family of nations. Insights into
such high-interest topics such as language, foods, and sports are offered
in "mini-boxes" throughout the book. Grades 6 and up.
RAFA, RAFA. New York: Educational
Design, 1979. A less complex version of Bafa-Bafa. Grades 4-8.
READERS' THEATRE: A REAOURCE HANDBOOK.
Stevens and Shea Publishers, INC., 1993. This resource provides teachers
with an important tool for involving students in writing and oral reading.
Folktales offer a rich source of materials for multi-cultural understanding
and the teaching of values. Contains 23 summaries of folktales which
can be used by both teachers and students to write their own version of
SHARING THE WORD: Scriptures of
the Great Religions. Pictorial Charts Educational Trust, London.
Sixteen full-color photographs illustrate this 29" x 39" poster, celebrating
the power of the written word in Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism,
Islam, Judaism Sikhism, and Taoism. For example, one photograph depicts
Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags inscribed with texts from the Buddhist scriptures
and hung to seek blessings and help from the Buddha. Photographs
and informative captions cluster around a map showing the geographic origin
of each religion.
TALKING WALLS. By Margy
Burns Knight. Activity Guide co-authored by Thomas V. Chan.
Explore the theme of walls around the world with this storybook and activity
guide. Includes 14 walls that separate or hold communities together.
Stresses connections between the classroom and the outside world. Grades
K-8. 40 pp. hardboard book. 80 pp. activity guide.
TEACHING ABOUT ETHNIC CONFLICT:
Global Issues. by Steven L. Lamy. CTIR*. Fifteen activities
examining the roles of ethnic differences in nations around the world.
TEACHING THE MUSIC OF SIX DIFFERENT
CULTURES. By Luvenia A George. World Music Press. 1987. A practical
teaching guide filled with lesson plans, resource lists, and specific strategies
for introducing students to African, African American, Native American,
Hawaiian, Jewish, and Mexican and Puerto Rican cultures through recordings,
films, songs, contemporary music. Employs an active approach--combining
history, recordings, films, songs, contemporary music, and easily found
or made instruments-- to encourage students to participate in the music
and understand it as a cultural expression. An 80-minute audiocassette
presents selected musical examples. Grades 4 -12. Index. Illustrated.
Revised edition. 236 pp.
THE HOUSES OF MANKIND. by Colin
Duly. London: Thames and Hudson, 1979. This illustrated
paperback describes the startling diversity in housing and structures used
by folk cultures around the world. Photographs show mud huts, cliff
dwellings, bamboo cottages, and other elaborate structures in Africa, the
Americas, Oceania, and Eurasia. Social and religious factors are
examined which influence house construction and technical elements such
as local building materials, climate, and economic function.
THE NEW BOOK OF WORLD RANKINGS.
by George Thomas Kurian. This book is a unique and comprehensive international
scoreboard that shows precisely how more than 150 countries stack up in
terms of strength, population, wealth, crime, technology, sports, finance,
culture and hundreds
THE NEW STATE OF THE WORLD ATLAS.
by Michael Kidron and Ronald Segal. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984.
This resource provides a graphic view of the world from a sociological
and global perspective. Timely information about military resources, economics,
and environmental concerns.
THE WORLD ATLAS OF REVOLUTIONS.
by Andrew Wheatcroft. Simon and Schuster 1983. Examines causes, success
and failures of revolutions by using maps, photos and text to illustrate
35 case studies in violent change over a period from 1765-1980. Some areas
covered include Ireland, India, China, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
UNIVERSALS OF CULTURE. by Alice
Ann Cleaveland, Jean Craven, and Maryanne Danfelser. Intercom #92/93.
GPE* Nine "universals" of culture provide a framework for better
understanding of any culture and help to highlight basic human commonalties.
VALUES AND MUSIC: Some Comparisons
Between The U.S., China, and Japan. CTIR*, 1978. Gary
R. Smith. The thirteen activities in this unit are designed to help
students recognize that a country's music both reflects and reinforces
cultural values. It is not intended to be an extension or comprehensive
treatment of either the U.S. or Asian music. Activities illustrate
socialization through music and facilitate the process of learning about
one's own culture through exposure to other cultures.
WHAT IS AFRICAN ART? By Ben Burt.
This chart is designed as a resource for teaching art at Key Stages 2-4,
with a cross-curricular approach which looks at the historical and cultural
context of art in Africa, and means in the West. This Teaching Guide
is an abridged version of the resource pack What is African Art?
WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU? A
guide to looking at the world that teaches how maps and globes can make
locating a specific place easy. Readers discover the best way to
get to a favorite pizza parlor or the setting of a storybook. Almanac
information about the seven continents and a glossary are included.
WORLD CULTURES: A Theme Guide
to K-12 Curricula, Resources, Activities, and Processes. Bay Area
Global Education Program, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1984.
Aims to teach students about the complexity of cultures, their interdependence,
and the ways in which individuals affect and are affected by culture. Includes
activities, lessons and supplemental resources.