ERIC Number: ED177032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Project Pet: Preserving Ethnic Traditions through Delaware High School Student Research.
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
The final product of an ethnic heritage studies project entitled Preserving Ethnic Traditions (PET), the document presents photographs and transcriptions of interviews by high school students with members of various ethnic groups. Carried out by 50 high school students from seven Delaware school districts, the interviews focus on values, cuisine, customs, dress styles, traditions, and artifacts among Slavic Americans, Amish, Pakistanis, Ukranian Americans, American Indians, Italian Americans, Afro-Americans, and Hispanics. Information includes recipes for native dishes, instructions for arts and crafts projects, and ways of expressing native hospitality. The interviews are organized into sections by ethnic group and by participating schools. For each section, information is presented on a project overview by interview teams, background of the ethnic group in the country of origin and in America, case studies of several ethnic group members, evaluation of the learning experience derived from participation in the PET project, and recommendations for program improvement. The document concludes with instructional materials developed for a PET orientation/training workshop, a directory of PET resource contacts, and background information on a project dealing with Indian culture in the eastern United States. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Objectives, Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Local History, Multicultural Education, Primary Sources, Program Descriptions, Projects, Research, Secondary Education, Social Environment, Social History, Social Studies, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Participation, Teacher Education, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.