ERIC Number: ED190333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-27
Reference Count: 0
An Ethnic Studies Guide and Resource Manual for the Carolinas.
An ethnic heritage studies program project was federally funded for the year 1977-78 for the purpose of developing a model curriculum unit (based on the Native Americans of the Carolinas) aimed at the intermediate grades. For purposes of this project, an ethnic group was defined as a social group whose membership may be based on race, religion, national origin, or a combination thereof. A curriculum model on the Indians of the Carolinas was developed because Indians experience discrimination and have problems of adjustment to an urban setting leading to identity crises and a loss of pride in their heritage. The curriculum materials were developed around basic social science concepts of culture, cultural relativism, ethnicity, and ethnic persistence. The result was an integrated study unit that would enable teachers to present Indian Studies materials in connection with all the subjects required by the state curriculum for the particular grade level and would provide teachers with actual teaching materials which could be utilized without extensive research. The unit also provided materials for ono-ethnic or multi-ethnic study of a group other than the Indians of the Carolinas. Most of the materials relating cultural-historical experiences were written by members of the relevant ethnic group and approved by target groups. (AN)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Ethnic Studies, Intermediate Grades, Multicultural Education, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, Rural American Indians, Self Concept, Social Studies, Tribes, Units of Study, Urban American Indians
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Indian History; Cultural Preservation; North Carolina; South Carolina
Note: Paper presented at the Southeastern Regional Meetings of the National Association of Interdisciplinary Studies (Boone, NC, October 27, 1979). For a related document, see ED 183 494.