ERIC Number: ED209140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
History, Heritage, and Hearsay: A Children's Guide to Ethnic South and Southwest Philadelphia.
D'Amico, Joseph J.; Newcombe, Ellen
This guide for elementary students will help them learn about five of South and Southwest Philadelphia's ethnic groups and examine their own ethnic heritage. These groups are: Afro Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans, Jewish Americans, and Polish Americans. The guide has different sections. "Hearsay" sections contain short stories based on facts and interviews. By reading these stories students learn a little about the history and heritage of each ethnic group. "History at a Glance" sections contain brief historical descriptions of each ethnic group. "History" sections tell about the culture of each ethnic group. Students learn about what makes each ethnic group unique and special. "Learning Activities" help students find out more about their own ethnic group, neighborhood, and family. Students keep a diary, make posters, play the ethnic name baseball game, trace the ethnic history of their neighborhood, conduct oral history interviews, and cook ethnic food. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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 013 689.