ERIC Number: ED223517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Our Neighbors North and South: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching about Canada and Mexico.
Brown, Christine; Sousa, Candy
Social studies and foreign language teachers can use these two units to teach sixth-grade students about the cultures of Canada and Mexico. The units focus on the traditions, customs, and languages of the two countries. Each unit includes a rationale statement and description, a listing of goals and objectives, learning activities, addresses to write to for information, and a bibliography of print and nonprint resources. In the unit on Canada, which stresses the threat to the nation of the separatist movement, students trace the development of the French language by reading two articles from "National Geographic," learn the Canadian national anthem, make Canadian desserts for a class buffet (recipes are provided), compare U.S. and Canadian holidays, read books and view media, and participate in class discussions to learn about the Canadian government, geography, and culture. In the unit on Mexico, students read and discuss magazine articles, read a legend, describing how Mexico got its name and the origin of its flag, role play illegal immigration, analyze cartoons, learn about Mexican holidays, and make pinatas. Students also learn about Mexico's history, traditions, and culture through readings and media. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers: Canada; Mexico
Note: Some pages may be marginally legible. Paper presented at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (New York, NY, April 1-4, 1982).