ERIC Number: ED063235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Project Wingspread. Social Anatomy of the Metropolis: People of the Metropolitan Community. Black Ethnic Study.
Chicago Board of Education, IL.
This ethnic studies unit for secondary grades offers students an opportunity to become familiar with a metropolis and its components as they relate to the ethnic and racial composition of its populous. The aim is for students to gain an understanding of the various contributions made by the composite ethnic groups to a city; to be aware of the various problems that groups have in their process of urbanization; and to work toward solving problems involving racial groups. Community field class programs expose students personally to the problems of minority groups. The major portion of the unit offers to teachers information arranged in content outline form on the history, development, and patterns of black settlement in a Chicago community. The essential linking components of the black community--housing, education, employment, social and political forces--are explained. The remainder of the unit focuses on a field class experience. Students analyze Operation Breadbasket, an agency located in Chicago, in order to gain an understanding of the rationale, objectives, and effectiveness of agencies trying to help urban minorities. Related documents are SO 003 074, SO 003 075, and SO 003 091. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Housing, Community Resources, Community Study, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Ethnology, Experimental Programs, Field Experience Programs, Metropolitan Areas, Minority Groups, Racial Distribution, Racial Integration, Residential Patterns, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, Urban Studies
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL.