Book 2: Jamaica: Land and People

Book 2: Jamaica: Land and People

Level: Secondary

Series Title: Carlong Secondary Social Studies (CSSS)

Subject: Social Studies

ISBN: 978 976 801 099 5

Pages: 296

Age Group: 12 - 14 years

Published: 1998

This comprehensive, landmark series is the only one to have been developed specifically for the Jamaican ROSE Curriculum at the junior high school level. It has been recommended as an approved text by the MOE. The first book explores Jamaica?s history and cultural heritage, as well as health and family issues. The second focuses on the land and people of Jamaica. The third book looks at nation builders, occupations and employment, consumer affairs and population issues. The final book examines citizenship and government in Jamaica. The series lays the foundation for further studies in geography, social studies and history, with scope for integration across the curriculum.

The series adopts a problem-solving and activity-oriented approach, with strong focus on group and project work. Varied forms of assessment, traditional and modern, are also employed to develop skills as well as test understanding. There are a wealth of visual stimuli, including line drawings, maps, plans, photos, graphs, tables, charts etc. The series also makes great general reading for Caribbean children, at home and abroad, who want to know more about today?s Jamaica.


Jennifer O'Sullivan-Sirjue
distinguished educator who has taught at both the primary and secondary levels in Jamaica.
Eleanor Jones
former lecturer in physical geography at the UWI, Mona, and a former GCE Advanced Level examiner for geography. She currently manages her own environmental consultancy firm.
Darcy Wright
worked formerly with the MOE, Jamaica, to prepare social studies model units for both primary and secondary levels.
Elizabeth Stevens
former teacher at the secondary level in Jamaica.

Key Features

  • Traditional and formal methods of assessment such as essays, short answers and multiple choice tests as well as newer, student-centred activities such as portfolio assessment, can-do assessment, observational schedules and checklists
  • Activities can be implemented by students at both the normative and enrichment levels Strong focus on group and project work

Look out For:

  • Clear, simple language and interesting graphical presentations
  • Stimulating assessment exercises