ERIC Number: ED209139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Using History, Heritage, and Hearsay.
Casey, Tommye W.; D'Amico, Joseph J.
This teaching guide suggests ways to help elementary pupils use an accompanying student instructional guide to learn about five of South and Southwest Philadelphia's ethnic groups. The title of the student guide is "History, Heritage, and Hearsay: A Children's Guide to Ethnic South and Southwest Philadelphia" (SO 013 690). Students, through readings and learning activities provided in the "Children's Guide," learn about the culture and history of Afro Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans, Jewish Americans, and Polish Americans. The program also involves students in examining their own ethnic background. The teacher's guide consists of three sections. The first section provides background information on using the program with youngsters. Topics in this section include intergroup understanding and tolerance in youngsters, current trends in ethnic heritage studies, ethnic heritage studies concepts in the program, and different ways to use the program. The second section suggests ways to help youngsters work through each learning activity. It also suggests how to expand and enrich activities. The final section contains a glossary of special terms, a resource guide of places to explore and examine in South and Southwest Philadelphia, and a bibliography of selected readings and other materials in ethnic heritage studies. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Ethnic Heritage Studies Program; Irish Americans; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Note: For a related document, see SO 013 690.