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ERIC Number: ED117235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Studies: Ethnic Bicentennial Classroom Activities.
Simpkins, Beverly
This booklet is intended to provide teachers with suggestions and ideas for various activities they can undertake with students to acquaint them with the ethnic heritage of their country, their city, and themselves. Suggestions and ideas are modifiable or adjustable to fit each individual classroom situation and teaching style. The booklet is not intended as a curriculum or teachers' guide for a unit or class in ethnic studies. Suggestions and ideas presented have the aim of helping an elementary school child appreciate his heritage and tradition. Part I addresses the necessary background in the study of ethnicity and explores "who am I; where did I come from, and reasons for immigration." Part II addresses "what is my heritage," focusing on the ethnic festival, including a series of activities such as ethnic parades, potluck suppers, and celebrating a holiday a month. It is concluded that ethnic studies represent one way of helping children develop a positive image. The inclusion of ethnic studies into the school curriculum is urged. (Author/AM)
South East Michigan Regional Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, 71 East Ferry, Detroit, Michigan 48202 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, Detroit.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan