ERIC Number: ED394885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Tolerance through Exposure.
In this project, eighth grade students are exposed to black history, literature, music, and art to enhance the understanding of diversity and to establish an atmosphere of tolerance for diversity. Students are asked to choose a personality or significant historical event to research and present to the class. They focus on issues such as prejudice, tolerance, and discrimination, and how they relate to their topic. Students become more aware of U.S. cultures and black diversity while understanding the need for tolerance. Suggested reading texts are: "To Kill a Mocking Bird"; "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"; and "The Contender." Through the study of black culture, students of all ethnic groups come away with greater awareness, appreciation, and tolerance of cultural differences and perspectives. They can adapt their new knowledge to other situations. (JAG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine Center for Educational Services.