ERIC Number: ED231728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Multicultural Education: Suggested Classroom Activities.
Chapman, John M., Ed.
Learning activities, objectives, and resource materials for multicultural education in grades K-9 are presented. The document consists of six parts in addition to the introduction (Part 1). Part 2 includes a definition of multicultural education and curriculum goals, and student goals approved by the Michigan State Board of Education. Part 3 provides over 200 pages of learning activities classified by the following objectives: (1) developing a positive self-image through understanding one's own and other cultures; (2) understanding various ethnic groups; (3) appreciating individual and cultural differences; (4) preparing for productive participation in one or more cultures; (5) desiring to contribute to a culturally diverse world; (6) respecting the freedom and dignity of individuals in a complex world; and (7) recognizing a spectrum of career choices and culturally evolved lifestyles. Within each goal, activities are organized by grade level cluster: K-3, 4-6, and 7-9. Students are involved in examining characteristics of ethnic groups through experiential learning, research, group activities, reading, and writing. Parts 4 and 5 list relevant books and other Michigan resources, and Part 6 suggests procedures to strengthen multicultural education. Appendices include a policy statement on multicultural education, needs assessment instruments, a district plan of action, an instrument to evaluate textbooks, and information on the role and procedures of an advisory committee. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.