ERIC Number: ED065381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Studies: Elective Resource Bulletin. Junior High School, Intermediate School, High School.
Fisher, Norman; Kobliner, Richard
The five month course of study for grades 9 through 12 offers activity guidelines and a variety of resource materials on American ethnic groups of Chinese, Irish, Italian, and Jewish persons. Focus is upon the cultural diversity of the American people, and the adjustments and contributions of the ethnic groups. The aim of the course is for students to not only gain insight into historical and sociological background but also to understand the minority groups' problems and frustration. The need is for students to develop open-mindedness and cultural awareness. Content is presented using a thematic approach by which themes can be used in any order or at any grade level. Five proposed units are outlined according to ethnic group themes. The first provides a conceptual framework for ethnic groups in general. Other units are: Chinese-Americans, Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, and Jews in America. Each unit is arranged in four sections that include: 1) course content, dealing with the nature of fundamental concepts: ethnic, race, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, inferiority, ethno-centrism, and others: 2) varied sample learning activities; 3) a bibliography; and, 4) a list of audio-visual materials. An appendix contains listings of organizations available for resources in ethnic studies. (SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Bibliographies, Chinese Americans, Concept Teaching, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Studies, Ethnology, Italian Americans, Jews, Minority Groups, Puerto Ricans, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
Bureau of Curriculum Development; Board of Education, City of New York, 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Social Studies.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.