ERIC Number: ED160485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Irish: In Their Homeland, In America, In Connecticut. The Peoples of Connecticut Multicultural Ethnic Heritage Studies Series, Number One.
Stone, Frank Andrews
The curriculum guide is designed to promote understanding of Irish Americans and their culture in their homeland and in America. It is part of a series of guides about ethnic groups in America and in Connecticut. Written for grades nine through 12, the material is adaptable for younger readers or adults. A 15-question quiz to test students' knowledge of Irish culture introduces the guide. Seven units comprise the body of the guide. Statements of aims and objectives precede each unit and most units include an expository narrative, learning activities, a glossary, and a list of relevant books, films, filmstrips, and magazine articles. Unit one provides background information on Irish topography, climate, peoples, and the economy. Unit two outlines the history of Ireland from 200 B.C. to 1973 A.D., incorporating short biographical studies and a list of holidays. Unit three surveys patterns of migration to America and identifies the contributions, roles, and problems of Irish Americans. A list of Irish American institutions and organizations is included. Unit four concerns the Connecticut Irish and their demographic patterns. Unit five presents examples of Irish literature: poetry, drama, biography, fiction, folktales, and journalism. Unit six deals with fine and folk arts, architecture, dance, cooking, athletics, and recreation. Unit seven gives a very brief description of Ireland today. (DL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Studies, Immigrants, Learning Activities, Minicourses, Minority Groups, Resource Materials, Urban Studies
World Education Project, U-32, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06268 ($4.00 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford, CT.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. World Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut