ERIC Number: ED168330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Pacific Perspectives. The Chinese American: Inscrutable to Some.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.
These instructional materials on Chinese Americans for elementary students were developed through the K.E.Y.S. project (Knowledge of English Yields Success). The contents include a "social introduction," which emphasizes the fact that the Chinese American is not a foreigner; information about immigration; Chinatown; jobs and income; language skills; three Chinese American approaches to life; and cultural practices, including foods, names, celebrations, religion, proverbs, and greetings. Resource guides describe the purpose of the unit, how to use the guide and instructional materials, traditional and modified customs, and suggested activities. Resource guides include: "Chinese New Year, Teacher's Resource Guide for Booklet"; "Dragon Boat Festival, Teacher's Resource Guide for Booklet and Poster"; "Little May's Family, Teacher's Resource Guide for Booklet"; and "The Magic Brush, Teacher's Resource Guide for Filmstrip." Activity units list concepts and/or skills involved, materials, procedure, suggested activities, and additional information. Activity units are on: Butterfly Treats, Catching the Dragon's Tail, Chinese Jump Rope, Dauh-Sa Baau (Sweet Bun), Dragon Boat, Dragon Head, Gung Jai (Doll), Happy New Year Song, Jingle Bells (Cantonese), Joong Ornament, Li See (Red Envelope), Merry Christmas Song, Narcissus Flower, New Year Scroll, Paper Lantern, Peach Blossom Scroll, Peanut Crunchies, Pyramid of Oranges and Tanerine, and Ribbon Dance. (SW)
Descriptors: Chinese, Chinese Americans, Chinese Culture, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, History Instruction, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Minority Groups, Resource Materials, Social Values
Publications Unit, Los Angeles Unified School District, 450 N. Grand, Rm. G230, Los Angeles, California 90012
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.