ERIC Number: ED091089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Modulo Navideno, Nivel Primario. (Christmas Module, Primary Level.)
Espinoza, Delia; Lopez, Santiago, III
Four units are combined to form this primary level unit on Navidad (Christmas). It discusses and compares 3 cultures: the Mexican, the Chicano, and the Anglo-Saxon. The unit consists of: (1) "La Muneca Mas Bella de Wildrose", a story by Amado Nervo which shows children's feelings of love and tenderness; (2) the Mexican tale "El Regalo", a detailed panorama of a beautiful town -- Taxco (Guerrero), Mexico; (3) the Chicano tale, "Recuerdos" which depicts the culture that is enclosed in the Mexican American people; (4) "El Angel Caido", a story, illustrated by children, whose principal objective is to demonstrate the Chicano child's art, sensitiveness, and imagination; and (5) a brief history of the origin of Navidad, the posadas, and the pinata. Objectives, a pretest and a posttest, a story, a vocabulary list of new words, and some suggested activities are given for each unit. The vocabulary, place, people, and history are characteristic of Chicanismo; the student-teacher interaction and the familiarity shown are distinct from those characteristic of other races. The Anglo-Saxon history shows their way of life and feelings, which differ greatly from those of the Mexican or Chicano. (NQ)
Descriptors: Activities, American Indians, American Studies, Anglo Americans, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Creative Expression, Cultural Background, Foreign Language Books, History, Learning Activities, Literature, Mexican Americans, Primary Education, Social Studies, Spanish Speaking, Units of Study, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Crystal City Independent School District, TX.