ERIC Number: ED180925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Treme/7th Ward Griots: A New Orleans Ethnic Heritage Program. Field Edition.
Three units comprise the New Orleans Ethnic Heritage Program developed for students in grade 8. Objectives are to increase student appreciation of New Orleans cultural heritage, help them understand their own racial and ethnic groups, and build analytical and evaluative decision making skills. The units are entitled "The Ethnic Heritage of New Orleans,""The Ethnic Heritage of a Neighborhood: Treme/7th Ward," and "My Ethnic Heritage." The program was developed by a team of high school and college students from the Treme and Seventh Ward neighborhoods who interviewed approximately 80 community people on audio-videotape about their cultural heritage. Through a task approach to community study, students collect and analyze data from their own families and neighborhoods and interpret this data in light of background gleaned from handouts and audiovisual materials prepared by the program staff. Each unit is designed for one week and contains from four to six activities to be accomplished in approximately 45 minutes each. Activities involve students in role playing, class discussion, interviewing community members, designing family trees, creating heritage collages and bulletin boards, and working with large scale maps. For each activity, information is presented on time required, concepts, objectives, vocabulary, materials, and procedures. Background information, teaching strategies, and resources are included as necessary. (DB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Community, Community Study, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Grade 8, History Instruction, Junior High School Students, Learning Activities, Local History, Neighborhoods, Oral History, Primary Sources, Program Descriptions, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Social History, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana (New Orleans)