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Carroll, Rives Fowlkes – Social Education, 1988
Discusses a program at the John Eaton Elementary School in Washington, D.C. in which the students are taught about the People's Republic of China. Describes implementation of this interdisciplinary curriculum and concludes that the program helped promote better understanding of Chinese culture. (GEA)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Interrelationships
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Spence, Jonathan D. – Social Education, 1986
Provides an overview of important social, political, economic, and military events in China during this 150-year period. Identifies five broad eras within the period which teachers should highlight in their classes. (JDH)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, History Instruction, Secondary Education
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Cogan, John J. – Social Education, 1986
Presents views of four Chinese visiting scholars regarding social, political, and economic conditions in China. Contemporary conditions are contrasted with previous periods, exposing some of the misconceptions which are typical of U.S. citizens who have failed to keep up with China's development. (JDH)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Cultural Exchange, History Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Grossman, David – Social Education, 1986
Provides a checklist which will help teachers guard against common pitfalls present in low-quality and outdated materials used to teach about post-1949 China. (JDH)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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Anderson, Randall C. – Social Education, 1986
Argues that geography can be made more relevant in today's social studies if it is presented as the study of the environmental impact of culture. This theme is illustrated by contrasting cultural influences which shaped the physically similar east and southeastern regions of China and the U.S. (JDH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Human Geography