Former Chattanooga Teacher Publishes Enrichment Mini-Curriculum Book

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Former Chattanooga school teacher, Dr. Horace Jackson has self published a teacher’s manual and student handbook for an enrichment mini-curriculum.  The teacher’s manual is entitled “Using Ethnography to Explore Culture in the Natural and Built Environments” while the accompanying student handbook is entitled “Student Ethnography Handbook: Using Ethnography to Explore Culture in the Natural and Built Environments."  

The teacher’s manual and handbook were published on createspace.com, an Amazon.com company. The titles can be searched for and obtained by searching for them on Amazon.

“Using Ethnography to Explore Culture in the Natural and Built Environments” is an enrichment program for the middle school grades, home schooled students, and beyond. Students are provided classroom and field experiences to develop skills used by anthropologists and ethnographers to research culture. The program focuses on strengthening intercultural awareness by demonstrating the relationship that exists between man and his environment. 

This basic objective is accomplished by giving students the opportunity for direct observation and experience. Student activity includes observation in the field, learning to take detailed field notes, interviewing and writing ethnographies. The culminating project of the program is the development of a cultural journal containing student ethnographies and photographs documenting their research. The program requires creativity by teachers and parents but provides suggested lesson plans for specific experiences that are sequenced to have a cumulative effect on the development of a specific set of skills. The program is premised on the sound educational concept that student learning of particular skills and concepts must precede from having the opportunity to practice such skills. A student handbook has brief discussions of ethnographic research issues and titles covering, observation, culture and communication, Japanese Gardens, an interview guide and pages for student field notes.

Dr. Jackson is a Chattanooga resident and has master’s and PhD degrees in social studies curriculum research from Washington University in St. Louis.


  


Former Crockett County Schools Technology Director Indicted

Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for the former Crockett County School System Technology director, charging the Halls man with theft, tampering with evidence and official misconduct. At the request of 28 th  District Attorney General Garry Brown, TBI special agents, working in conjunction with investigators with the Tennessee ... (click for more)

UNUM Hosts Back To School Bash For Chambliss Center For Children

A Back to School Bash was hosted by UNUM on Friday for the school-aged kids spending the summer at Chambliss Center for Children. "Each year, UNUM hosts a special day on our campus that includes inflatable slides, carnival games, snow cones, face painting, pizza and more. Several UNUM employees help in organizing and staffing all of the many activities. They also stuff more ... (click for more)

Assessor Of Property Bill Bennett Will Not Seek Re-Election

Bill Bennett, a longtime fixture in Hamilton County government, announced Monday that he plans to retire at the end of his current term as assessor of property. Mr. Bennett said, "After careful thought, prayer and encouragement from my family, I have made the decision to retire at the end of my current term and not place my name on the ballot for assessor of property in the 2016 ... (click for more)

Funeral Service For Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Smith Is Tuesday

The funeral service for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Smith will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe.   Petty Officer Smith is the last of the five servicemen, and the second in Chattanooga, to be buried after the attack on July 16.   Parking at the church is reserved for family and friends of the Smith family. The public ... (click for more)

What Is #NoogaStrong

I've seen some recent posts asking exactly what Chattanooga Strong means. This week I have seen enough that I believe I can give you a definition of this glorious word.   As a city everyone will not always get along or agree. Often we may ask ourselves what is wrong with these nuts. Often we run across the rude, crude and ugly. But when tragic happens, we all come together ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The ‘If’ In Purple Hearts

The Marine Times has reported that Purple Heart packages are being prepared for the service members who were killed or wounded after the attack on the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga “if” … the FBI declares the shooter had ties to a terrorist organization. Thus far the FBI has labeled Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez as a “homegrown violent extremist,” which falls short ... (click for more)