ERIC Number: ED240034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Swedes: In Their Homeland, In America, In Connecticut. The Peoples of Connecticut Multicultural Ethnic Heritage Series, Number Seven.
O'Connor, David E.; Soderlind, Arthur E.
Part of a series intended to improve cross-cultural awareness and appreciation, this volume about Swedish Americans contains readings for secondary students and instructions to help teachers use the materials in multicultural education courses. The first four chapters, which form the bulk of the booklet, provide the student readings. Chapter 1 presents a history of Sweden. The focus of the readings in the second chapter is the "Swedish Migration to America." Chapter 3 deals with "Swedes in Connecticut," and examines why Swedish immigrants come to Connecticut, their economic contributions, home and family life, education, cultural life, religion and politics, and Swedish American societies and organizations. A Connecticut Swedish-American time line is included. "Sweden Today" is the topic of chapter 4, in which students read about the people, education, cultural policy, recreation, religion, traditions, celebrations, government, economy, and foreign policy of contemporary Sweden. Swedish proverbs, rhymes, and riddles are also included. The concluding chapter, intended for the teacher, contains instructional objectives for each of the preceding chapters, suggested learning activities, instructional resources, and a selected bibliography. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Ethnic Studies, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Migration, Multicultural Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, State History
I. N. Thut World Education Center, Box U-32, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268 ($4.00, plus $0.80 postage).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford, CT.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Thut (I.N.) World Education Center.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Sweden; Swedish Americans
Note: For a related document, see ED 160 484. Photographs and maps may not reproduce clearly.