ERIC Number: ED231905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Incorporating Multicultural Education Into the Curriculum. Grades Four through Eight. Publication No. GC-89-1981.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.
This guide for teachers focuses on the educational aspect of cultural similarities and differences and is designed to develop acceptance of individual and group heritage. The materials covered deal with the roots of American culture and the sources of many customs that were brought to this country. The guide is divided into 9 sections: (1) self-identity and awareness of others; (2) family life in many cultures; (3) working and playing together; (4) the universality and differences of foods; (5) traditional folk arts and crafts; (6) variety of folk music; (7) stories and storytelling in many cultures; (8) words and phrases from many cultures; and (9) traditional celebrations. Each section contains activities that relate to interdisciplinary goals and to specific goals and objectives in art, reading, health, physical education, music, language arts, and social sciences for students in grades four through eight. Grids of multicultural similarities and relationships are also provided in each section. Cultural groups discussed include Blacks, European/Mediterranean Americans, Hispanics, American Indians and Eskimos, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. (AOS)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Multicultural Education
Los Angeles Unified School District, Instructional Publications Unit, Room G-390, 450 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.
Note: A publication of the Office of Instruction.