ERIC Number: ED115635
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Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Units Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary Levels. A Model Program in Multi-Ethnic Heritage Studies.
Mankato State Univ., Minn.
This curriculum guide contains a preface and an introduction for each level of learning plus three parts. The preface and introduction make a case for reversing the trend in American schools of teaching children to be well-assimilated Americans. They state, rather, that children should be encouraged to know and be proud of their ethnic heritage as well as the ethnic background of others. Primary level units include a lesson on "I'm Special" and "Differences Equal You and Me." The child learns to value his/her own specialness and to understand the things he/she has in common with other children in addition to their differences. General objectives (or rationale) and specific procedures, including suggested songs, exercises, and poems, are included. The intermediate level units focus on specific ethnic groups such as German, Jewish, black, Mexican-American, and others. These units are more sophisticated than those in the first group, and include maps, bibliographies for students and teachers, and imaginative exercises, one of which, for example, involves children in constructing a hypothetical community. The third part is for secondary schools. The model units are designed to be useful in a number of classes besides social studies. Some of the units that are presented are Asian-American culture, minority literature, folk dances, and European influences on architecture. A list of film topics for philosophical discussion, ideas for role playing, and recipes are included. (CD)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Mankato State Univ., Minn.