ERIC Number: ED027126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Mexican-American: Supplementary Unit for Use in Teaching United States History -2 and United States History 8th.
A basic assumption of this guide is that Mexican American contributions to American culture have gone relatively unnoticed because of lack of recognition by both Mexican Americans and Anglo Americans. In an effort to aid in bringing about greater understanding, various suggestions are offered with the hope that teachers will supplement and improve the curriculum. Basic objectives of the study guide are: (1) to inform students of the rich cultural heritage of the Spanish and Mexican in Southwestern United States; (2) to study the forces that led to Mexican immigration; (3) to develop an understanding of problems due to cultural differences; (4) to recognize Mexican American contributions to society; (5) to make available resources for enrichment or further study of the role of Mexican Americans; and (6) to try to create a better understanding among all peoples. A sample unit emphasizes the reasons for Mexican American immigration, immigration controls, problems encountered by immigrants, their contributions to American culture, and their role in recent wars. Various appendices illustrating the sample unit are included. (CM)
Descriptors: American History, Audiovisual Aids, Cultural Awareness, Grade 11, Grade 8, Graphs, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Mexican Americans, Resource Materials, Supplementary Education
San Diego City Schools, Education Center, Park and El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, Calif. 92103 (Stock No. 41-M-5672, $0.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.