ERIC Number: ED124332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study Guideline of the History and Culture of the Mexican-American -- Secondary Grades.
Rodillas, Nicholas C.; Eaton, Morris
An initial step in implementing Mexican American History in the secondary grades, this study guide presents the general concepts that constitute the basic course content. Primary objective is to provide junior and senior high school students the opportunity to develop an appreciation for and understanding of the Mexican American's role in the development of the United States, and to relate to the problems that attend his experiences in a "multi-cultural society". It is hoped that each student will rationalize and formulate a genuine position of concern and develop a positive attitude toward the American intercultural heritage. Five units are presented--Spain in the New World, the Conflict of Acculturation, the Heritage of Mexican Americans in an Anglo Southwest, the Sociology of Mexican Americans, and "El Chicano" Image and Status of the Mexican American Today. Contrasts between Spanish folk and Anglo urban cultural values are outlined. Textbooks, audiovisual materials (motion pictures and filmstrips), and library books are suggested to supplement and reinforce instruction. Appendices consist of biographical sketches of Mexican Americans who have achieved and listings of Chicano Congressional Medal of Honor winners, Mexican American newspapers and periodicals, Spanish language radio and television stations in the Southwest, and historical monuments and landmarks in California. (NQ)
Descriptors: Adults, Audiovisual Aids, Bibliographies, Biographical Inventories, Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Guides, Instructional Materials, Leaders, Mexican American History, Newspapers, Periodicals, Reference Materials, Secondary Education, Social History, Unit Plan
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Riverside Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Riverside)