ERIC Number: ED042670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Minority History: What? Why? How?
Haller, Elizabeth S.
This booklet was produced to answer Pennsylvania social studies teachers' questions about implementing the statutory curriculum changes of 1968 and 1969. The new state regulations require integrating "major contributions made by Negroes and other racial and ethnic groups" into all courses of United States and Pennsylvania history in public elementary and secondary schools. Background for the changes is discussed, as well as the objective of counteracting misconceptions and stereotypes. The content areas suggested include: African heritage, status of blacks under slavery, protest movements, and the background of current racial situations. Several textbooks are recommended, but the annotated bibliography emphasizes supplementary materials covering the Afro-American experience and that of other minorities. A separate list of bibliographies, teachers guides, films, and sound tapes are available from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. (DJB)
Descriptors: American Culture, Black Studies, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Legislation, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnic Studies, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relevance (Education), Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg. Bureau of General and Academic Education.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania General Curriculum Regulations