ERIC Number: ED193383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Project TIES: Tracing Individual Ethnic Sources. Activities, Grades 10-12.
Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.
Tracing Individual Ethnic Sources (Project TIES) offers students a chance to explore the area of ethnicity by first examining their own family and cultural heritage and then comparing their history to that of others in the hope of reinforcing the universality of culture, promoting the acceptance of ethnic diversity, and restraining cultural chauvinism. This guide contains an activity and skill-oriented curriculum designed to provide students in grades 10-12 with the tools for carrying out their investigations. The first group of activities ("My Ethnic Heritage") highlights the student's own ethnic and family background. The second group ("Where Do I Fit?") compares the students experiences to classroom, local, and national patterns. Finally, the curriculum attempts to bridge the gap between the ethnocentrism of studying one's own past and the abstractness of learning about the wider society by focusing on cultural interactions in the third group of activities ("Intergroup Relations"). (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.
Note: Page 31 (Map) may be marginally legible due to small print.