ERIC Number: ED389313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Bridging Cultures: A Program Kit for Schools and Public Libraries.
Blake, Barbara; Kruger, Tom
The purpose of this book, with an accompanying audiocassette, is twofold: (1) to enhance teachers' and librarians' understanding and appreciation for the variety of cultures in the United States; and (2) to show how folklore and music can be used to help children learn about their own and other cultures. The first two chapters present an overview and activities. Chapters three through six focus on one of the four major ethnic groups in the United States: Asians, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Native Americans. Each chapter includes a specific folklore theme and provides information on the cultural group. A detailed activity is proposed to use with the song on the cassette that corresponds to the chapter's theme. A second, shorter, activity is also included for use when time is limited. The songs are intended to be teaching tools, not sing along or entertainment ones. Information on the instrumentation and musical tradition of the songs are included in each chapter. A select list of collective works of folklore is provided in Appendix A. Appendix B offers enlarged versions of the graphics contained in chapters one through seven. An index concludes the book. (AEF)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Audiotape Cassettes, Blacks, Class Activities, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Latin Americans, Music
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013 (Includes audiocassettes; total running time: 24:15 minutes).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: African Americans; Latinos; Native Americans