ERIC Number: ED198067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Individual and Ethnic Identity: A Guide for Teachers.
Brownstein, Henry H.; And Others
This guide to teaching ethnicity from the ethnic individual's point of view is designed to accompany the student sourcebook, The Individual and Ethnic Identity (see SO 013 157). The sourcebook, suitable for secondary and higher education, contains quotations of 51 individuals from varying ethnic backgrounds and varying degrees of ethnicity. It focuses on the processes of immigration and assimilation, individual ethnic identity, and ethnic group relations as they affect the individual. The teacher's guide is presented in four major sections. The first two sections provide information about the format of the sourcebook and list general and specific objectives. The primary objective is that the student will recognize that all people who identify with ethnic groups are individuals and not simply representatives of a group. Section III defines terms such as assimilation, ethnicity, culture, discrimination, prejudice, racism, and WASP. Section IV suggests formats for presentation of the sourcebook. Class discussion questions are correlated to answers found in the quotations in the sourcebook. Group work, home assignments, and classroom activities are also discussed. Students identify ethnically-oriented businesses in their community, examine ethnicity as portrayed by the mass media, and analyze Thomas Nast cartoons. A questionnaire for interviewing individuals about their ethnic identity is included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Junior Coll. of Albany, NY.