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ERIC Number: ED109903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook on Mexico for Elementary and Secondary Teachers.
Gill, Clark C.; Mellenbruch, Julia K.
This guide presents a rationale for the study of a foreign culture, specifically the culture of Mexico, and develops ways of fitting this cultural education into the elementary and secondary education curriculum. It is felt that the study of any foreign culture leads to greater understanding of others and of oneself. Mexico is chosen because: (1) it is a neighboring country representing the Latin American cultural area, (2) it is an emerging nation with many descendants in the U.S., and (3) much up-to-date material on Mexico is available. Key ideas about Mexico are developed around the areas of physical environment, historical background, contemporary culture, society, and political and economic situation. Teaching suggestions for the implementation of each of these key ideas are provided; they include: discussions of a particular aspect of culture comparison of Spanish and English America, debates on historical issues and social and political problems, and studies of the literature, folklore, and music of Mexico. A list is provided of bibliographies, Spanish books, materials sources, and curriculum guide materials. Geographical information and some important dates are provided in an appendix. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Mexican Americans, Mexicans, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Dissemination Center for Bilingual Bicultural Education, 6504 Tracor Lane, Austin, Texas 78721 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII