ERIC Number: ED339066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Communication Arts, Grades 7 & 8.
Ballan, Francine; And Others
Designed to challenge students to think critically and to motivate them to relate their own personal experiences to a broader panorama of society, this curriculum guide presents a seventh-grade unit on "The Struggle for Equality" and an eighth-grade unit on "The Movements of People." The three related goals of the curriculum guide are: (1) to introduce students to a cross-section of literature representing a diversity of literary genres and cultural perspectives; (2) to develop in students an understanding of the ways in which literature reflects the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the many ethnic, cultural, and linguistic groups that make up our society; and (3) to correlate thematically learnings from communication arts with those of the multicultural social studies curriculum. The 19 activities for grade 7 and the 20 activities for grade 8 presented in the guide are each based on a reading, and support cooperative learning and small-group work in order to promote intellectual accomplishments along with the practice of social skills, interpersonal understanding, and a sense of individual responsibility to the group and the class. The curriculum guide includes the student readings for most of the activities. (RS)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Grade 7, Grade 8, Intercultural Communication, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Supplementary Reading Materials, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
Instructional Publications Unit, New York City Public Schools, 131 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education
Note: Project of the Office of the Chief Executive for Instruction.