ERIC Number: ED202784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
A Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Multicultural Education Curriculum for Grades 4-8. Cultural Exchange Task Cards [and] Test Booklet.
Botzler, Sally; And Others
These activities for grades 4-8 are designed to promote understanding, appreciation, and respect for the diversity of cultures in the United States. Activities focus on four groups: American Indians, blacks, Asian Americans, and Mexican Americans. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the material is appropriate for fine arts, language arts, home economics, literature and oral traditions, and social science. Art students construct sand paintings, jewelry, paper folding art, bamboo flutes, murals, pinatas, and maracas. Music students examine tribal music, jazz, Japanese instruments, and mariachi bands. Home economic students explore ethnic cooking. Literature readings include legends, coyote tales, Yoruba tales, Brer Rabbit, dragon tales, and Mexican Indian legends. Social science classes investigate Indian wars, disease, reservations, and organizations; slavery, segregation, and the civil rights movement; Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian immigration; and illegal aliens, Mexican independence, and the Chicano organization. A test booklet is also provided. (KC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, Home Economics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Literature, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Music, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Humboldt County Office of Education, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 99501 (The Cultural Exchange Curriculum Program which includes a filmstrip/cassette is sold for $60.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Authoring Institution: Humboldt County Office of Education, Eureka, CA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 401-404.