ERIC Number: ED240217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Multicultural Instructional Materials.
Seattle School District 1, WA.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This is a compilation of ten multicultural instructional booklets that were prepared and published by the Seattle, Washington, School District. The first booklet, entitled "Selected Multi-ethnic/Multicultural Events and Personalities," lists and describes (1) major holidays and events celebrated in the United States, and (2) American ethnic minority and majority individuals and their achievements. Booklet 2, "Chinese New Year," contains background information and classroom activities about that holiday, as well as Korean and Vietnamese New Year's customs. Booklet 3 presents activities and assembly suggestions prepared to assist schools in commemorating January 15, the birthdate of Martin Luther King, Jr. The information and activities in Booklet 4 focus on the celebration of Afro-American History Month. Booklet 5, "Lei Day," focuses on Hawaiian history, culture, and statehood. Booklet 6 is entitled "Cinco de Mayo," and presents information about the Mexican defeat of French troops in 1862, as well as other Mexican events and cultural activities. Booklet 7 centers around Japan and the Japanese holiday, "Children's Day." The Norwegian celebration "Styyende Mai" (Constitution Day, May 17), is described in Booklet 8, along with other information about and cultural activities from Norway. Booklet 9, "American Indian Day" (late September), presents background information about Native American history and culture. Finally, Booklet 10, "Winter Holidays," provides activities and resources for American holidays--including Christmas and Hanukkah--which fall during the winter months. (GC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Seattle School District 1, WA.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.