ERIC Number: ED182225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Multicultural Education: Kindergarten Through Grade Three. Publication No. EC-462.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.
This teaching guide presents learning activities for grades K-3 on multicultural education. The objective is to promote cultural awareness and understanding by developing acceptance of the students' own heritage and the heritage of others. Approaches include interdisciplinary, disciplinary, and cross-cultural. The cross-cultural approach emphasizes examining the differences and similarities in the heritage of various ethnic groups in the United States. Groups are divided into five heritage areas: Black American, including Africa, West Indian, and United States; European/Mediterranean American including Europe, the Near East, and Middle East; Hispanic American including Mexico, Central America, and South America; American Indian and Eskimo including North American Indian and Eskimo tribes; and Asian American and Pacific Islands including China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, and Southeast Asia. The document contains nine sections, each focusing on a topic. Topics are self-identity and awareness of others, family life, working and playing together, food, traditional folk arts and crafts, folk music, stories and storytelling, words and numbers, and celebrations and costumes. Each section presents background information; selected teacher references, some briefly annotated, including books and audiovisual materials; a goal and three sample objectives; suggested learning activities and teaching methods, including an identification of the disciplinary area and relevant materials; and a cross-cultural grid designed to provide quick comparisons of various categories among the cultures identified. A selective bibliography of multicultural literature published since 1970, noting grade level, concludes the document. (CK)
Descriptors: American Indians, Art Activities, Asian Americans, Blacks, Clothing, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, Eskimos, Ethnic Groups, Family Life, Folk Culture, Food, Interdisciplinary Approach, Languages, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Spanish Americans, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Instructional Planning Division, Los Angeles Unified School District, District Publications Unit, 450 N. Grand Avenue, Room G-230, Los Angeles, CA 90012 ($2.78 plus 6% sales tax)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.