ERIC Number: ED244878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Homestay Program Orientation Manual, Including Leader's Guides and Preparatory Readings, Plus Materials for Student Use.
Grove, Cornelius Lee; Hansel, Bettina
Developed as orientation materials for foreign students coming to the United States to study English, this manual contains six units to acquaint students with U.S. history, government, and culture. The first unit introduces students to the daily routines and interpersonal relationships of U.S. people. Unit 2 examines the origins and significance of baseball and provides instructions for playing the game. Unit 3 discusses U.S. government, emphasizing local and state governments, and discusses the concept of federalism. Unit 4 examines five important periods in U.S. history: the founding of the nation, the Civil War era, the Progressive era, the Great Depression, and the upheavals of the 1960's. Also discussed are the personalities and major political actions of the five presidents most closely associated with these times--George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. In unit 5 students learn about American values by studying proverbs and expressions. Family and kinship are the foci of the concluding unit. Provided for each unit are a leader's guide, including some preparatory readings, and student materials. (RM)
Descriptors: American Studies, Baseball, Cultural Awareness, Family Life, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Idioms, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Relationship, Orientation Materials, Presidents, Proverbs, Secondary Education, Student Exchange Programs, United States Government (Course), United States History, Units of Study, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Kinship; United States