ERIC Number: ED371060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Rigoberta Menchu: The Prize that Broke the Silence. An Activity-based Packet on the Relationship between Guatemala and the United States.
Sommers, Meredith; And Others
This educational packet is produced as a tribute to Guatemalan activist and Nobel Peace prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu, and in honor of the Year of Indigenous People, 1993, as declared by the United Nations. The core of the packet is a simulation exercise based on an indigenous family in a Guatemalan village on the day the Peace prize was announced. The impact of the award is explored in the context of village life. The packet is organized around the themes of family, relationship on a global scale, and responsible leadership. The life of Rigoberta Menchu shows how events in her life led to her development as a leader. Background information is provided on Guatemala, and discussion questions and projects are provided to examine issues common to Guatemala and the United States, such as food supply, environmental pollution and human rights. Other sources of information include 6 videos and 8 references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Activism, Civil Liberties, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Family Environment, Family Life, Food, Foreign Countries, History, Indigenous Populations, Latin American History, Peace, Secondary Education, Simulation, United States History
Resource Center of the Americas, 317-17th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2077 ($7).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Guatemala; Menchu (Rigoberta); Nobel Prizes; United States; Village Life