ERIC Number: ED336312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Better Balance: Curriculum Guide for Multicultural Education, Part I, Grades K-6.
Donley, Susan K.
This curriculum guide is designed to prepare teachers to introduce basic ethnic and multicultural concepts into the classroom, and to help students, through the presented readings and activities, to understand and appreciate the role ethnicity plays in family, local, national, and global life. Four units invite students to apply creative, analytical research methods to a variety of primary and secondary sources. The four units are: (1) Belonging: ethnicity is rooted in the family; (2) Mainstreet: the ethnic texture of one's community; (3) Uniformly diverse: a nation becoming; and (4) Our global family: living in an ethnic world. Among specific goals of the curriculum are these: (1) students will practice critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills; (2) students should develop a sense of pride in their own ethnic groups and communities; and (3) students should exhibit an appreciation for other cultures from other times and places. Three appendices feature a vocabulary list, a category guide for ethnic origin charts and exercises, and a selected reading list of 43 items. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, State History, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, United States History
Pennsylvania Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, 405 Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Legislative Office for Research Liaison, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Pennsylvania Ethnic Heritage Studies Center.
Note: For related documents, see SO 021 335 and SO 021 339.