ERIC Number: ED368804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Many Faces, Many Ways. Multi-Cultural Diversity of Brooklyn. A Guide for Teachers.
Brooklyn Historical Society, NY.
This resource guide, which focuses on the "Brooklynites" section of Brooklyn's Historical Museum, provides the means for teachers to explore Brooklyn's (New York) multicultural heritage in greater depth. The activities replicate techniques used by folklorists and local historians to help students gain insight into the culture and history of Brooklyn. Students will come to recognize that they themselves are bearers of family and community traditions that are worthy of study. All of the lessons and activities in this guide may be adapted to the experiences of any individual of any ethnic and cultural background. Definitions and discussion of folklore, ethnicity, material culture, local history, and primary sources prepare the reader for detailed considerations of: (1) immigration and settlement patterns; (2) foodways; (3) folk art; (4) festivals and folklore; and (5) the built environment (urban buildings). A selected annotated bibliography lists three sources for teachers and four for students. Seven activity sheets are attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Brooklyn Historical Society, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Brooklyn)