ERIC Number: ED137005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Enduring Heritages: A Guide to Multicultural Education in the Secondary School.
Grainger, Jane, Ed.
During 1975-76, Menaul School, a private, coeducational four year high school for boarding and day students, served 137 Spanish-surnamed, 38 Anglo, 17 Native American, 4 Black, and 29 international students. Emphasizing the unique and valuable contributions of these diverse groups, multicultural education enabled the students to retain and develop their cultural identity while learning the values and lifestyles of mainstream America. During the year, multicultural themes were included in English, Spanish, French, sociology, history, New Mexico Studies, Native American Studies, environmental science, home economics, music, art, and religion classes. Unit outlines are given for: English ("The Diary of Anne Frank" and writings of Asian, Black, Mexican and Native American authors); social studies (regional folklore and history and New Mexico's history and culture); home economics (Chinese, Italian, Jewish, North American, Spanish/Mexican American foods); Christian Education (religious dances from various cultures); and science (Chaco Canyon). The five major events celebrated during the year are outlined--Black Heritage Day, Lunar New Year, Christmas, a Pow-Wow, and a Mini-Course Week. Appendices include: a discussion of current emerging needs and issues; guidelines for evaluating textbooks; a listing of the nutrient content of some Southwestern foods; eight New Mexican folk tales; and a student essay on Father Antonio Jose Martinez. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Black Culture, Boarding Schools, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Ethnic Groups, Folk Culture, Food, High Schools, Language Arts, Legends, Mexican Americans, Nutrition Instruction, Private Schools, Resource Units, Science Curriculum, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Social Studies, Textbook Evaluation, Unit Plan, Units of Study
Menaul School, 301 Menaul Boulevard, N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107 ($4.00 plus $0.50 postage and handling). Limited number available
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Menaul School, Albuquerque, NM.