ERIC Number: ED176531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Teaching English as a Second Language: A Handbook for Social Studies. Curriculum Bulletin Number 75CBM6, Secondary Level.
Azios, Maria Leticia; And Others
This book of activities and exercises is intended as a guide for a course in secondary level English as a second language (ESL) for Spanish-speaking (especially Mexican-American) students. Increased proficiency in English is fostered by the examination of the Mexican-American cultural heritage. The material presented is useful in a variety of ESL teaching activities, including drills and exercises in repetition, substitution, transformation, memorization, directed questioning, and guided discussion. The book is prefaced with a rationale to guide the teacher, and each unit offers specific suggestions for audiovisual materials and other teacher aids to be incorporated into the classroom presentation. The units cover the following subjects: self-concept, civil rights, racial and ethnic groups in America, social awareness, music and culture, wedding customs, the folk tale, poetry, using maps, the Indians of Texas, the U.S. government, the industrial revolution, World War II, and world geography. The course is unified by the continuing project of constructing a bulletin board time-line of Mexican history. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Course Descriptions, Cultural Education, Educational Media, English (Second Language), Geography, History, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Material Development, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.