ERIC Number: ED183479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Minneapolis Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Project--Acculturation Unit.
Skjervold, Christian K.; And Others
The student booklet presents short case studies illustrating the acculturation unit of the Minneapolis Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Project for secondary schools. It is presented in nine chapters. Chapter I provides background information on immigration and points out ways acculturation takes place. Chapter II, "Barrio Boy," tells of life in a Mexican American neighborhood. Chapter III explores "Minnesota Norsk," the language of Norwegians in Minneapolis in the process of becoming Americanized. Chapter IV explains how a Vietnamese refugee family became self-sufficient. Chapter V is an autobiographical account of the life of William Hummel, a German immigrant. The success story of Fouad Sa'id, an Egyptian immigrant who designed a low-cost studio for making movies, is told in Chapter VI. A short biography of Levi Strauss is presented in Chapter VII. Chapter VIII tells of an Italian immigrant boy and his feelings of futility while hunting for a job. The final chapter suggests a learning activity in which the student plays the role of a State Vietnamese Resettlement Committee member and must recommend steps to be taken relating to education, employment, location, housing, and family services for the Vietnamese refugees. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Intergroup Education.