ERIC Number: ED212747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
US: A Cultural Mosaic Program. Groups: Alike and Different. A Social Studies Unit for Level 2 (Grades 2, 1-2, 1-2-3).
Martinez, Jimmie; And Others
This curriculum guide emphasizes a multicultural approach to the teaching of social studies in grades one through three. The guide is organized around three principal objectives. The first objective is for children to describe how cultural heritage is transmitted through the recognition of special days. Lesson plans presented under this objective focus on New Years celebrations, independence days, "appreciation days" (e.g., Mother's Day), Thanksgiving days, and religious holidays of various nations and ethnic/religious groups. The second objective is for children to describe how cultural heritage is transmitted through the recognition of national heroes and famous leaders. The lesson plans in this section provide biographical information on important historical and contemporary figures in the United States and around the world. The third objective is for children to describe how cultural heritage is transmitted through legends and folk tales. Lesson plans here center around the examination of nature myths, legendary heroes, stories with moral values, and stories of legendary "little people." Appended to the guide are additional background information for teachers, and lists of media materials and producers of audiovisual materials. (GC)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Guides, Ethnicity, Folk Culture, Leaders, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Education, Primary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
San Diego Unified School District, 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.