ERIC Number: ED063204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies: Minorities in American Society.
Abrams, Grace G.; Schmidt, Frances
This guide describes and outlines a course that focuses on a historical view of the ethnic, racial, and religious composition of our society with emphasis on how minorities have contributed to the makeup of America. The problems and progress of the major minority groups are also examined. The concept that everyone is part of a minority and that every minority has contributed to the whole of American culture is stressed. The course is designed as an elective course for grades 7 through 12, and is intended to fit the quinmester organization of schools. Course content, which is closely integrated with 13 behavioral objectives, is organized around the following sections: 1) types of minorities; 2) history; 3) causes of minority prejudices; 4) effects of prejudice; 5) role of government at all levels; 6) role of volunteer organizations; 7) contributions of minority groups; 8) progress in solving problems; and 9) pluralism vs. melting pot theories. A wide variety of student materials and several resources for the teacher are listed. Related documents are: SO 002 708 through SO 002 718, SO 002 768 through SO 002 792, and SO 002 947 through SO 002 970. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Activity Units, American Culture, American History, Behavioral Objectives, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Guides, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Immigrants, Intergroup Education, Minority Groups, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Discrimination, Social Problems, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Quinmester Program