ERIC Number: ED028191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Minorities and Prejudice in America. Teacher and Student Manuals.
Kane, Frank; Baker, Gary G.
This high school unit on prejudice encountered by minority groups begins with contradictory descriptions of the character of American Democracy and raises the question, "Is American democracy intrinsically tolerant?" Then, students are invited to examine a number of specific episodes reflecting the treatment of various types of minority groups. A final brief selection from Gordon Allport's "The Nature of Prejudice" suggests the sociological factors that re-enforce prejudice, after which students are asked if Allport's generalizations apply to American society. (Author)
Descriptors: American History, American Indians, Blacks, Chinese Americans, Ethnic Groups, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Japanese Americans, Jews, Majority Attitudes, Minority Groups, Puerto Ricans, Racial Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Secondary Education, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Social Sciences, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Amherst Coll., MA.