ERIC Number: ED175789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Made in USA: Project Ethnic Heritage: Activity and Discussion Guide.
Smith, Gary R.
The teaching guide suggests a variety of discussion and activity strategies relating to ethnicity for secondary and continuing education students. Objectives include helping people understand the nature and significance of their own heritage as well as that of each ethnic group, and encouraging participants to realize and deal with the impact ethnicity has upon their relationships with others. The document is divided into four self-contained units. Unit I outlines the purposes of the project and uses a filmstrip/cassette entitled "Made in the USA: Project Ethnic Heritage." Unit II offers participants an opportunity to investigate their own ethnic backgrounds through developing a family tree, interviewing relatives, and listing traditions and family folklore. Unit III describes four ethnic experiences through filmstrips: Scandinavian American, Choctaw Indian, Polish American, and Cape Verdean. An added component of the unit assists the student in comparing lifestyles and experiences, including his own. Univ IV deals with ethnicity as a global issue, through activities emphasizing concepts of interdependence, conflict, communication, and the process of change. Fifteen activities and 23 handout sheets are offered throughout the guide. Each activity introduces the topic, lists objectives and needed materials, suggests time allotment, procedures, and discussion questions, and includes some bibliographies, followup suggestions, and readings. An evaluation sheet concludes the guide. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Background, Cultural Background, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Minority Groups, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
American Field Service International, Domestic Programs, 313 East 43rd Street, New York, New York 10017 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.