ERIC Number: ED160487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Jews: Their Origins, In America, In Connecticut. The Peoples of Connecticut Multicultural Ethnic Heritage Series, Number Three.
Gould, Sally Innis
The guide reviews the origins and history of the Jewish people, their contributions to American history, and their role in Connecticut history. It also incorporates a brief survey of Jewish religious beliefs and cultural patterns. Useful for both Jewish and non-Jewish students, the material is designed for junior and senior high school classes primarily but can be adapted for younger students. Part I examines the origins of the Jewish people, listing important dates, holidays, and rituals. Part II examines American Judaism, its differing denominations, worship services, attitudes toward Israel, Jewish ethics and values, and occupational and historical roles of individuals and groups. Anti-Semitism and Zionism are discussed. A glossary of commonly used Yiddish words and phrases, Jewish recipes, and examples of Jewish literature and folklore are included. Part III concerns the Jews in Connecticut: their history, demography, and social organization. With each part are discussion questions, activities, a glossary of words, an annotated bibliography of audio-visual and printed materials, and additional resources. (DL)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Studies, Immigrants, Jews, Learning Activities, Minority Groups, Religious Cultural Groups, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
World Education Project, U-32, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06268 ($4.00 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hartford Jewish Federation, CT.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. World Education Project.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 072-077 ; May be marginally legible due to small type