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ERIC Number: ED183482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Minneapolis Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Project--Power Unit.
Skjervold, Christian K.; And Others
The student booklet presents short chapters illustrating the power unit of the Minneapolis Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Project for secondary schools. Nine brief chapters describe individuals, organizations, and labor unions and their relationship to power in the United States. Chapter I describes the early history of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, while Chapter II presents labor conditions in the Mesabi Iron Range. Chapters III through VI offer brief biographies of Saul Alinsky, a professional community organizer; Corky Gonzales, a Chicano youth leader; Barbara Jordan, a black member of Congress; and Fiorello La Guardia, the Italian American mayor of New York City. Chapter VII covers the Human Organizational Political and Economic Development, Inc. (HOPE) in Houston, Texas, a black community organization. Chapter VIII describes the Milwaukee Indian Community School, while Chapter IX discusses the job of a Spanish-speaking court interpreter. All the chapters focus on individual, group, community, political, or economic power. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Intergroup Education.