ERIC Number: ED104749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Teaching and Understanding the History and Culture of Japanese Americans.
Fukuda, Kimiko A.; Kashima, Tetsuyo
This guide for elementary school teachers provides a general background of the history and contributions of Japanese Americans and their current status today. Emphasis is on helping educators understand and appreciate the values of the diverse American population. Topics covered are the Meiji period of Japan, Japanese immigrants in California, concentration camps, Japanese Americans in the armed forces, three generations of Japanese Americans, the family, education, culture, holidays, religion, language, ethnic newspapers, institutions, and employment. Coverage of each topic includes a narrative history of background information; instructional aids such as a short list of books, films, or tapes; and suggested student activities. For example, the section on ethnic newspapers includes discussions and listings of established presses; four translated Japanese poems for illustration; a suggested book; and three student activities. One activity proposes that students read a Japanese-American newspaper and then discuss its editorial content, unfamiliar words, distribution of articles, and people advertisements. Other sections list useful multi-media library materials and resource and organizations in California that teachers can contact. Also included are a glossary of Japanese words with English definitions and a bibliography. (ND)
Descriptors: American History, American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Japanese American Culture, Japanese Americans, Language Enrichment, Resources, Social Studies, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Guides
San Diego Unified School District - Office of Materials Development, 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, California 92103 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.