ERIC Number: ED171653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Peopling the High Plains: Wyoming's European Heritage. Curriculum Ideas and Guides for Teachers.
Willems, Arnold L.
The teacher's guide contains 25 K-12 lessons which illustrate the activities of all ethnic groups in Wyoming. The Basque, British, Eastern European, German-speaking, Greek, and Italian immigrants are highlighted. Titles include "Costumes by Flannelboard,""National Basque Week,""Dolls From Our Heritage,""Cook-In/Dance-In Ethnic Celebration,""Graveyard Genealogy," and "Nutritional Value of Ethnic Foods and Dietary Food Patterns." Other topics include immigrant coal miners, folklore, ethnic child rearing practices, the transcontinental railway, and British and African immigrants. Activities include mapping, field trips, producing plays, drawing family trees, tasting ethnic foods, researching community cemeteries, writing ethnic autobiographies, writing folk tales, interviewing, and producing multi-media programs. Arranged in order of difficulty and sophistication, the activities are accompanied by identification of grade level and lists of objectives, materials needed, background information, and evaluation methods. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.; Wyoming State Archives and Historical Dept., Cheyenne.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Coll. of Education.
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