ERIC Number: ED237429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Sight and Insight: Dealing with Diverse Viewpoints and Values. GPE Humanities Series.
Smith, Gary R.
Intended to provide students in grades 6-12 with a global perspective, these ready-to-use activities deal with the concept of cultural differences. The materials can fit into courses dealing with cultures, American cultural diversity, and human relations. There are five parts. The activities in part 1 will help sensitize students to a multicultural world and help them to understand that the particular culture they live in has molded their own ways of acting and thinking. In part 2 students explore the ways we perceive and misperceive others. In part 3 they learn how and why we label people in certain ways. Students examine the cultural influences in their daily lives that often operate on a subconscious level in the activities of part 4, "The Power of Culture." Part 5 focuses on the roles students play now in their own interactions with others. Examples of activities include having students respond to a series of statements about cultural groups, analyze readings, judge photographs, analyze a Grimm fairy tale for sex role stereotypes, and discuss case studies. (RM)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Ethnocentrism, Global Approach, Human Relations, Humanities, Interaction, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Social Bias, Social Studies, Stereotypes, Values
Global Perspectives in Education, Inc., 218 East 18th St., Box 76, New York, NY 10003 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Global Perspectives in Education, Inc., New York, NY.