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.


  


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