ERIC Number: ED122633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Mexican Experience: A Social Studies Approach to Art and Architecture.
Finer, Neal B.
"The Mexican Experience" is a two-volume cultural resource for use at the secondary level. It may also be used at college and adult levels for introductory cultural awareness. It offers an instructional package on Mexican culture, stressing an art-architecture perspective with content ideas applicable to classes in Spanish, English as a second language, art history, and humanities. Volume I, the teacher's guide, includes: (1) rationale for integrating multiple aspects of the social studies, such as history, geography, anthropology, and sociology, with multiple aspects of the arts, such as art history, architecture, or painting, in order to provide humanistic insights into cultural realities; and (2) eight detailed sample lessons on Mexican art and architecture. Each lesson includes a statement of the key idea, objectives to be developed, content suggestions, recommended activities, and sources for teachers and students. Volume II provides the resource materials; it includes transparency masters, content outlines, charts, maps, and illustrations. The emphasis in both volumes is on presenting samples of what teachers can do to build meaningful lessons in all categories of Mexican culture. (Author)
Descriptors: Architecture, Art, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Higher Education, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mexicans, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, 6504 Tracor Lane, Austin, Texas 78721 (HC $3.00 for both volumes)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII