ERIC Number: ED180932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Stories My Family Told Me.
Background information and tips are presented to aid high school social studies classroom teachers as they develop and implement cultural awareness programs in which students research and write radio scripts about their own ethnic heritage. The document is presented in three sections. Section I explains how to research family history. Emphasis is placed on likely sources of information including novels, encyclopedias, and plays. Section II discusses interviewing technique, selection of people to interview, and interpretation of information which comes out during an interview. Also presented are suggestions to help students understand ethnic differences. Suggestions include drawing up a chart to identify a person's ethnic heritage more fully, listing holidays and ceremonies celebrated by an ethnic group, relating stories frequently told to children of the ethnic group, and listening to music commonly heard in the culture. The final section concentrates on radio production. Specifically, it focuses on how to write an outline once characters and plot are selected and how to begin a script. Topics discussed include scene changes, music, sound effects, and narratives. A sample script is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Educational Planning and Support.