ERIC Number: ED142504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about Cultural Awareness. Cultural Studies Series, Volume 2.
Smith, Gary R.; Otero, George G.
This publication contains classroom activities dealing with cultural awareness for grades two through 12. The materials are intended to help students develop positive attitudes about cultural differences, recognize the roles of self and culture in fostering and inhibiting cultural interaction and awareness, and develop an awareness of when change needs to occur so that people can fully realize their growth potential. The activities are varied. Students read handouts, are involved in class discussions, role play, examine statements containing stereotypes, and fill out questionnaires. The activities are organized into three major sections. Section one deals with stereotyping and helps students examine what they believe and why they believe it. In section two students examine how culture affects our behavior and who we are. The third section contains activities designed to raise students' consciousness about discrimination and racism. The activities are self-contained and all handouts are included. The following are provided for each activity: an introduction, objectives, grade level, time needed, materials, teaching procedures, discussion questions, and evaluation techniques. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Traits, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Objectives, Racism, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Stereotypes, Teaching Methods
Center for Teaching International Relations, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado 80208 ($7.00 plus $0.75 postage, paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Note: For a related document, see SO 009 836; Pages 53, 63-97, 122-7, 157-79, 189-91 have been removed due to internal copyright or poor reproducibility; They are not included in the pagination