ERIC Number: ED044481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Teaching the Black Experience: Methods and Materials.
Banks, James A.
This book, designed to help the classroom teacher develop strategies and methods needed to teach the black experience, has the following organization. The first chapter, "The Need for Intergroup Education," establishes a rationale for teaching the black experience, and reviews research documenting the negative racial attitudes that children typically bring to school and suggesting the urgent need for the school to assume a major responsibility for helping students develop more positive racial attitudes. Chapter two, "Organizing and Planning Instruction," explores ways to help the teacher organize lessons on the black experience and to determine their relationship to the regular school curriculum. Chapters three through six--including "Early West Africa: An Anthropological Approach"; "Slavery: Historical Inquiry"; Civil War and Reconstruction: Inquiry and Simulation"; and, "Since Reconstruction: Questions, Problems, and Activities"--present approaches to teaching the various historical periods. One major teaching strategy is described in each of these chapters. The final chapter, "Resources for Teaching the Black Experience," is a bibliography which annotates resources for teaching the black experience. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Black Culture, Black History, Black Literature, Black Studies, Educational Games, Elementary School Students, Instructional Materials, Intergroup Education, Multicultural Textbooks, Racial Attitudes, Resource Materials, Simulation, Teaching Methods, United States History
Fearon Publishers, Lear Siegler, Inc. Education Division, 6 Davis Drive, Belmont, Calif. 94002 ($2.50)
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