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ERIC Number: ED247149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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.