ERIC Number: ED248184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
We Too Built America: Recovering the American Heritage of Three Ethnic/Minority Groups in the Middle Georgia Area. Student Workbook.
Cook, Dolores, Ed.
This workbook provides elementary and junior high school students with an opportunity to trace the social, cultural, and historical contributions of the American Indian, African-American, and Jewish American population groups living in the middle Georgia area. The workbook coincides with the information sections given in the instructional guide, including sections dealing with the migration of Indians, Africans, and Jews to America, geographical aspects of the middle Georgia area, ethnic groups of the region (the Creek Indian, the slave family, free blacks in Bibb County, and the Jewish community of Macon in 1806), religion and education, politics and business, and aspects of Macon's African and Jewish cultural history. For each section, student worksheets, activities, maps, tables, and readings are provided. Next, transcribed oral history accounts of the lives of older adults representing local ethnic groups are provided. A section on extended activities introduces students to professional members of various ethnic groups, a profile of a Jewish family, and one of the oldest African-American organizations. The next section focuses on early African-American life in Jones County, presenting subsections on family life, education, politics, and other aspects of life in middle Georgia. An illustrated history of the Jewish community of Macon, Georgia, designed as a slide presentation, is followed by a list of over 200 references, audiovisual materials, and additional resources produced between 1855 and 1982. (LH)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Black History, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Family Life, Geographic Regions, Immigrants, Jews, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Local History, Migration, Oral History, Politics, Religion, Resource Materials, Slavery, Social History, State History, United States History, Units of Study
Bibb County Public Schools, 2064 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204 ($9.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Bibb County Public Schools, Macon, GA.; Booker T. Washington Community Center, Macon, GA.
Identifiers: Creek (Tribe); Georgia
Note: For instructional guide, see SO 015 897. Maps and photographs may not reproduce well. Slides for "An Illustrated History of the Jewish Community of Macon, Georgia" are not provided.