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ERIC Number: ED333732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Cultures through Literature.
Leach, Valerie
A method for planning multicultural lessons for both regular and gifted and talented students, and sample lessons, are presented. The approach was developed in order to introduce Hispanic culture through literature in a bilingual classroom. All materials are constructed based on Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives. The lessons were developed to show similarities between people and their roots, celebrate the positive aspects of diversity, and develop pride in heritage. The units are suggested for use in cooperative learning groups or as bases for discussion, individual work, and more advanced assignments for individual students. Lesson format includes initial input (pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities), small group activities for both regular and gifted students, and culminating activities (pre-evaluation, revision, presentation of unit product, post-evaluation, and product display). Seven lessons, in both English and Spanish and including reproducible visual aids, have the following topics: family; favorite things; sweet foods; adventure; interpersonal relationships; a Nicaraguan legend; food and ecology; creation; and the meaning of legend. Suggested grade levels are indicated. Additional generic activities for each level of cognitive functioning are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: EnglishSpanish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association for Bilingual Education (1991).