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ERIC Number: ED180912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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Minority (Ethnic) Studies in the Elementary Grades.
Schwartz, Lita Linzer
The paper offers recommendations for an ethnic studies curriculum at the elementary school level which would be interdisciplinary in nature and integrate the basic skills of reading, writing, and critical thinking. In the social studies, for example, concepts of cultural diversity and universality can be presented in simple form in the early grades and re-introduced in more complex form in the later grades. Specific techniques for investigating values, beliefs, heritage, problems, and contributions of ethnic groups include inviting leaders of ethnic groups in the community to speak; assigning projects which focus on a group's history, language, or values; visiting community groups in action such as a Greek Orthodox bazaar; conducting a lesson in a foreign language so that students can develop a sense of what it must be like for an immigrant who does not speak English; inviting foreign students from universities; developing a multilingual vocabulary of greetings and common school and home words; and developing multi-media programs. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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