ERIC Number: ED161595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Learning Achievement Packages. Mexican American Studies, English-Spanish.
Astacio, Ramon; Iruegas, Efrain
Developed originally for grades 7-12, the three bilingual Mexican American studies curriculum units on the pre-Hispanic cultures of the Olmecs, Mayas, and Aztecs present information for the teacher and for the student, a glossary, worksheets, an answer key, a test, and a bibliography in Spanish and English. The cross section of materials are intended to deal with the learning problems of students with special language difficulties. Specific unit content is as follows: Olmec--origin, cultural sites, education, religion (spirits of nature, jagure cult, adoration of the dead, religious festivities, magical powers), and art; Maya--old and new empires, government, arts and sciences (architecture, literature, arts, sciences), and religion; Aztec--origin, territory of Tenochtitlan, government, royal line, religion (human sacrifice, Aztec deities), education, arts and sciences, literature, Aztec calendar, and customs (social tasks, food). Exercises for students include location of places on maps, matching, questions for short answers, definitions, multiple choice. The worksheets and tests are designed as duplicating masters. (RS)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Art, Astronomy, Bilingual Education, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Education, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Studies, Government (Administrative Body), History, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Literature, Mexican American Education, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Religion, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Spanish Speaking, Tests
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.; Calexico Unified School District, CA. Bilingual Education Program.
Identifiers: Aztec (People); Maya (People; Mexico; Olmec (Tribe); Pre Hispanic Culture
Note: Revised from 1976 printing ; Prepared in conjunction with Calexico Intercultural Design, Calif.