ERIC Number: ED045636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Guide for Afro-American Literature.
Yonkers City School District, NY.
Presenting a cultural overview of the Black man's contributions to the American heritage, this syllabus encompasses six objectives: (1) to expose students of all backgrounds to the aesthetically satisfying literature of the Black writer; (2) to demonstrate Black contributions to American culture in literature, music, and art; (3) to recognize and respect the uniqueness of the Black experience in white America; (4) to guide the white student toward an appreciative understanding of the attitudes and philosophies of Black artists; (5) to develop in Black students a sense of "Self" and pride in their own heritage; and (6) to provide an atmosphere in which students of diverse backgrounds can exchange ideas, react to literature and art, and respect each other's differences and similarities. Units for two different course approaches--chronological and regional--are outlined, with each unit including objectives, suggested materials (literature, art, music, films, and filmstrips), recommended approaches and teaching strategies, and a sample lesson plan. Included are an extensive bibliography; a discography of spoken records and music; lists of films, filmstrips, and Black periodicals; and an appendix containing attitudinal and factual surveys, art notes, and a list of resource centers. (JMC)
Descriptors: American History, Art, Art Appreciation, Audiotape Recordings, Bibliographies, Black Culture, Black Literature, Black Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Guides, Films, Filmstrips, Instructional Materials, Music, Music Appreciation, Periodicals, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yonkers City School District, NY.