ERIC Number: ED160486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Italians: In Their Homeland, In America, In Connecticut. The Peoples of Connecticut Multicultural Ethnic Heritage Series, Number Two.
Weibust, Patricia Snyder; And Others
The curriculum guide reviews the historical background and culture of the peoples of Italy and surveys the Italian community of Connecticut from the time of the earliest immigrants through the present day. The material is ungraded and can be used in elementary and secondary classes. The first part describes a kit, that may be ordered separately, containing artifacts, music, poetry, newspapers, posters, a map, books and booklets on prominent and successful Italians, recipes, and the game "BOCCE". Part two presents a history of the Italians from ancient times through the 20th century, facts about the Italian economy, education, literature, language gestures, music, holidays, festivals, recreational activities, contributions to world science and culture, cuisine, religious beliefs, and family structure. Part three concerns Italian Americans in Connecticut: their demographic origins and present distribution, family mores, employment and occupational practices, religious institutions and festivals, folk beliefs and traditional customs, politics, the media, social organizations throughout the state, art and artists, education, and attitudes toward schooling. Each part incorporates a glossary, learning activities, and references to books and films. (DL)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Studies, Immigrants, Italian Americans, Learning Activities, Minority Groups, Resource Materials, Urban Studies
World Education Project, U-32, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06268 ($4.00 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Connecticut Univ., Storrs. World Education Project.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 072-077 ; May be marginally legible due to small type