ERIC Number: ED144854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
In Praise of Diversity: Multicultural Classroom Applications.
Grant, Gloria, Ed.
The teacher's guide contains 51 activity units for implementing multicultural education in areas of social studies, language arts, science, math, and art. Activities, designed for elementary and junior high students, focus on racial and cultural diversity, the elderly, sex-role stereotyping, and the handicapped. Two introductory units suggest strategies for helping students understand personal feelings, relationships with others, and the meanings of voluntary and forced migration and immigration. Many of the units make use of background readings provided for the teacher in the companion document, SO 010 214. Each unit identifies the experiences students should undergo as they perform the suggested activities. Many involve discussion with members of the community such as grandparents, lawyers, and the handicapped. Students are encouraged to create murals and collages depicting leisure and working activities of various racial groups, to write chapters in American history reflecting the roles of ethnic groups, and to read at home with parents in selected books with nonsexist themes and illustrations. (AV)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Art Activities, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Relationship, Junior High School Students, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Life Style, Mathematics, Older Adults, Racial Differences, Science Activities, Sex Stereotypes, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Textbook Evaluation, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha. Center for Urban Education.
Note: For a related document, see SO 010 214