ERIC Number: ED184978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Using Estonian/American Based Culture Models for Multicultural Studies. An Innovative Approach to Studying the Multi-cultural, Multi-ethnic Experience.
Koiva, Enn O., Ed.
The document presents curriculum guidelines to help high school social studies classroom teachers develop and implement multi-cultural studies programs. Material is based on acculturation and assimilation experiences of Estonian/Americans. The Estonian/American group was used as the base group in the study of the peoples of America through the Culture Models method because it is a recently arrived group currently involved in the acculturation process. Other reasons for using this group are that interesting comparisons can be made with the Estonians under Soviet domination, and that Estonian culture is particularly rich in issues relevant to contemporary students. Information is organized around seven major topics--identifying Estonia and Estonians, Estonian history, Estonians in America, the Estonian community in Connecticut, literary expression, folk culture, and current and future prospects of Estonians and Estonian Americans. For each topic, information is presented on background, vocabulary, ideas to consider, and activities. Activities involve students in reading assignments, discussing suggested questions, role playing, working with maps and globes, analyzing Estonian poetry and literary selections, and learning some Estonian songs and folk dances. Suggestions are included on how to use the curriculum materials, objectives, plan of study for a seven-week unit, glossary of terms, chronology of Estonian history, and additional resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Learning Activities, Models, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Estonian/American Culture Models, RFD 1, Andover, CT 06232 ($5.00 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Estonian Society, Inc., Andover.
Identifiers: Estonian Americans; Estonians; Ethnic Heritage Studies Program Act; USSR (Estonia)
Note: For a related document, see SO 012 524. Some photographs were removed due to poor reproducibility of original document; others may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy.