ERIC Number: ED247149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Our Cultural Diversity: A Theme Guide to K-12 Curricular Resources, Activities, and Processes.
Bay Area Global Education Program, Stanford, CA.
Presented in matrix form, this guide presents sample activities and resources for teaching cross-cultural studies and global education in a variety of content areas in the K-12 curriculum. Five goals are presented: to develop increased self-awareness and a positive self-concept among students of all ethnic groups; to develop an understanding and appreciation of the linguistic and cultural pluralism of the United States; to develop an understanding of image formation and stereotyping and their impact on individual and group dynamics; to recognize the commonalities shared by all human beings; and to create an awareness of how world events affecting a root culture also affect ethnic groups in the United States. For each of these goals, a matrix presents a content focus; sample activities for grade levels K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12; skills; and resources. Topics covered in these lessons are self-concept, ethnic and national heritage, the significance of names, social roles, national games, folk tales, interdependence, and special education. A 6-page resource list appears at the end of the guide. Ten sample lesson plans are also included. (LP)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Resources, Self Concept, Skill Development, Stereotypes, Teaching Methods, World Affairs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bay Area Global Education Program, Stanford, CA.
Note: Funding also received from Columbia, Cowell, Gerbode, Hewlett, and Johnson Foundations, the Levi-Strauss Corporation, and the San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Community Foundations.