ERIC Number: ED130944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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An Ethnic Dimension in American History: A Unit on Immigration, Industrialization, Urbanization, and Imperialism, 1880-1920. Resource Guide.
B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
This resource guide provides a model unit in American history with ethnic content and a multiethnic perspective. The main focus is on the experience of blacks, Jews, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Italian Americans, Asian Americans, and native Americans from 1880 to 1920. Four themes characteristic of the period are studied: immigration and minority groups, industrialization, urbanization, and imperialism and the rise of the United States to world power. In developing each theme, the unit suggests an outline of the subject, discussion questions, student activities, and appropriate audiovisual materials. Students perform comparative analyses of famous novels of the period, do research on stereotypes in the media, visit local city or state museums, and identify class ancestry on a world map as "new" and "old" immigrants. A selected annotated bibliography for teachers lists 14 books and journals. Another annotated bibliography for students contains over 200 references in categories of Ethnic Groups and Ethnic History, General History, and Social and Behavioral Science Reference. A glossary defines concepts or terms relating to social sciences or particular ethnic groups. (AV)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Behavioral Sciences, Blacks, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, History Instruction, Italian Americans, Jews, Mexican Americans, Mexicans, Minority Groups, Puerto Ricans, Resource Materials, Rural to Urban Migration, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Unit Plan, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.