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ERIC Number: ED117233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Unit in Italian Ethnic Studies. TM-1.
Simerville, Susan; And Others
This study is considered to have been designed as an experimental plan for upper elementary grades with the hope that it would be tried, revised, expanded, and improved upon. Two factors are stressed: communication with children in the affective domain, and drawing upon resources and people from the children's immediate environment. The length of the ethnic studies unit is eight weeks, one topic per week. Class periods are 30-40 minutes daily, with the fifth day used for review and summary. The model unit is Italian culture. The contents of the unit include introduction, language, geography, music, art, literature, dance, fashion, clothes, crafts, religion, holidays, foods, Italians past and present, and the culmination - Festa Italiana. Each weekly unit is described in terms of a series of objectives and activities for those objectives. The unit is expected to be field-tested in East Detroit and other Southeast Michigan schools in 1975. It is stressed that the material in this document is in a working stage form. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Art, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Enrichment, Dance, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Studies, Handicrafts, Italian Americans, Literature, Music, Religion, Social History, Student Centered Curriculum
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, Detroit.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit)