ERIC Number: ED125986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Jewish Experience in America: Units and Resources.
This guide provides five sample instructional units on aspects of the American-Jewish experience, and apprises the reader of sources where materials and information may be acquired. Unit 1, The Jewish Experience as Reflected in Literature, gives three lesson plans (poetry, short story, autobiography) and a bibliography of American-Jewish fiction. This unit deals with the basic theme of identity. Unit 2, Jews in American Development, discusses contributions of American Jews to American life and offers a selected list of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Unit 3, The Jewish Community--Its Concerns and Organization, lists classroom strategies, defines the Jewish and American-Jewish communities, and provides a bibliography arranged geographically. Unit 4, Jewish Immigration to America, suggests ways of teaching about ancestors, colonial and revolutionary America, newcomers from Central and Eastern Europe, and provides reading lists. The unit on Intergroup Relations focuses on anti-Semitism and suggests methodology and a bibliography. A final section identifies resources such as texts, magazine articles, music and art, and audiovisual materials. (AV)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Audiovisual Aids, Bibliographies, Biculturalism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Guides, Ethnic Studies, Jews, Minority Groups, Religious Cultural Groups, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
American Association for Jewish Education, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10011 ($1.25 paperback, 25 or more copies $0.80 each)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Jewish Congress, New York, NY.; American Association for Jewish Education, New York, NY.