ERIC Number: ED198033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Bulgarian Ethnic Heritage Studies Kit: Teacher's Manual.
Duquesne Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Tamburitzans Inst. of Folk Arts.
This ethnic heritage teaching guide is based on the folk arts of the Bulgarian people. Folk arts are defined as expressions of creative impulses which arise spontaneously within a culture without resort to formal educative processes and which become characteristic of that culture. Folk Arts were selected as a good indicator of Bulgarian culture because they are shared generally by all Bulgarians regardless of political or religious persuasion. The document is intended for use by social studies classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools as they develop and implement educational programs on Bulgarian culture. A specific objective is to help American students understand and appreciate Bulgarians and their culture. The document is presented in six chapters. Chapters I and II introduce the guide and list objectives. Chapter III presents an overview of the program, suggests general teaching strategies, and describes instructional materials. Chapter IV elaborates on the eight units which make up the ethnic heritage studies kit. Unit topics are Bulgarian immigrants and life style, sdngs, dances, instruments, folk tales, arts and crafts, costumes, and cultural heritage of Bulgarian-Americans. Chapter V, the bulk of the document, presents background information and teaching suggestions for each of the eight unit topics. Teaching methods include telling Bulgarian folk tales, requesting special folk songs on Bulgarian radio programs, discussing Bulgarian customs, relating Bulgarian folk costumes to geographic location, and interviewing local community people of Bulgarian descent. The final chapter introduces the Bulgarian language and suggests activities directing students to compare Bulgarian and English phoenetic pronunciations. A map of Bulgaria concludes the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Folk Culture, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Duquesne University, Tamburitzans Institute of Folk Arts, 1801 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 ($3.00 complete kit is $49.95 plus $1.00 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Duquesne Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Tamburitzans Inst. of Folk Arts.
Identifiers: Bulgaria; Ethnic Heritage Studies Program
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 104-110. Unit on folk instruments not included because it was not reproducible.