New Items in the REECAS Center’s Outreach Collection-Winter 1999
The REECAS Center at the University of Washington is pleased to make the following items available free of charge for checkout by students, staff, and educators.
- Tacoma Community College/Fulbright Curriculum Units —Developed in conjunction with the 1997 Fulbright-Hays Group Project, these 13 units cover a range of disciplines and grade levels and are based on a six-week program of study of Russia and Russian culture through language classes, lectures, and excursions to relevant cultural sites in Pskov. Lesson plans include:
- History of Pskov, Russia —Daniel Erickson, Henry Foss High School
- Russian Language and Culture —V. Navarro, Henry Foss High School
- The Making of Russia and the Soviet Experience —William Richardson, University of Washington, Tacoma
- Russian Politics and Society in Transition —Yi Li, Tacoma Community College
- Supplemental Curriculum Ideas on the Former Soviet Union for courses in Environmental —Sue Habeck, Tacoma Community College
- The Systematic Exposure to Russian Culture through the Literary Art of Anton Chekhov —Dianne Bradley, Henry Foss High School
- Russian Law —Don Ates, Hunt Middle School
- Public Medicine in Pskov, Russia —Mel Urschel, Tacoma Community College
- A Taste of Russia—Home Economics —Claudy Randolph, Hunt Middle School
- Business and Management in Russia —Cynthia Kennedy, Tacoma Community College
- Russian Architecture for Middle School Students —Karen Glaub, Hunt Middle School
- Caring Knows no Borders—Elementary unit on Russian Folklore —Darlene Kinzel, Geiger Elementary School
- Multicultural Communication —Nikki Poppen, Tacoma Community College
For information on how to check these materials out, contact the REECAS Center at the University of Washington—Thomson Hall, Room 203B. Phone: (206) 543-4842.
- Country Studies: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan —Profiles the nations of Central Asia with an examination of each country’s history, geography, economy, and social and political structure. Includes photos, maps, and chronologies.
- The Cleveland World Affairs Council Newsletter Classroom Feature —An article highlighting relations between the United States and Russia. Includes a discussion of the legacy of the cold war and an analysis of military spending, nuclear proliferation, and environmental degradation. Also includes a Lesson Plan about Russia after Boris Yeltsin with a map of Russia and eight activities for high school students. Also included are biographies on the leading candidates for president of Russia.
- Eurasian File —Country profiles for both Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Republic of Macedonia. Includes eight pages of economic, demographic, and social data on these nations. Published by the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TICA).
- The Origins of the Rumanians —By Andre Du Nay. Subtitled "The Early History of the Rumanian Language", this resource guide provides a historical examination of the Rumanian people from Roman times to the 13th Century. Offers both linguistic and archeological information about these peoples.