ERIC Number: ED191785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
An Instructional Model on Mexican Culture.
The document presents a content outline of Mexican and Mexican American culture in seven units. It is adaptable for use at elementary, secondary, and college levels in bilingual and multicultural-oriented classes. Two charts introduce the units: (1) a reverse time line of Mexican culture from 1979 back to 1000 B.C.; and (2) a cause-effect chart showing Mexican cultural influences and contemporary cultural expressions. Unit I discusses the diversity of contemporary Mexican culture as a product of several cultures blending through three major developmental periods. Unit II focuses on the physical environment and its many contrasts. Unit III outlines ten periods in Mexican history and the contributions made by various peoples and events. Unit IV discusses contemporary society, socioeconomic characteristics, and the influence of the family. Unit V emphasizes Mexico's economic situation and its economic development. Unit VI outlines the present political situation, government, and foreign relations. Unit VII focuses on Mexican-Americans and their culture. Each unit is accompanied by sketches designed to be made into slides. A briefly annotated bibliography lists 43 books, each keyed to a unit. (CK)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Mexican Americans, Mexicans, Multicultural Education, Politics, Socioeconomic Influences
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A