ERIC Number: ED048069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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The Role and Contributions of American Negroes in the History of the United States and of Illinois. A Guide for Teachers and Curriculum Planners. Grades K through 12.
Morris, Earl W.; And Others
The publication provides guidelines for local school personnel to use in the development of programs of study. In the preparation of this resource, the objectives were: 1) to detect and correct historic distortions, fallacies, commissions and omissions in the teaching of the history of the United States and the State of Illinois; 2) to examine racial prejudice and discrimination in their historic content with respect to consequences for American society; and, 3) to encourage better understanding of cultural and social change through a framework of historical references. It is advocated that in the teaching-learning processes, schools incorporate approaches in inquiry, discussion, problem solving, concept teaching, and critical and creative thinking. Three guidelines are presented and carefully documented by case studies and narrations. The themes represented within them are: 1) the Civil War, slavery; 2) prejudice and discrimination in education, religion, and employment; and, 3) cultural and social change including discussion of Black power, humanism in culture and society, and cultural progress. Included are: suggested general content outline and chronology, a guide for curriculum implementation, and a 25 page bibliography of resources and instructional materials. Guidelines for inservice training programs are appended. (SBE)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Case Studies, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Induction, Inquiry, Intergroup Education, Kindergarten, Problem Solving, Racial Discrimination, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, United States History
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Division of Instruction, Department of Curriculum Development, Springfield, Illinois 62706
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.