ERIC Number: ED258744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
America = Las Americas. Canada, United States, Mexico.
Toro, Leonor; And Others
Written for teachers to use with migrant children in elementary grades and to highlight the many Americas, three magazines provide historical and cultural background information on Canada, the United States, and Mexico and feature biographies of Black and Hispanic leaders. Each edition has a table of contents indicating the language--Spanish and/or English--in which topics are written. Individual issues focus on one American country and provide an encyclopedia-style overview of the country's history, geography, economy, and culture. Topics in the edition featuring Canada are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Samuel de Champlain, and Sir Frederick Grant Banting and his discovery of insulin. The United States edition features biographies of Juan Ponce de Leon, George Washington, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, Chief Joseph, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Walt Whitman. The issue devoted to Mexico provides biographies of Benito Juarez, Jose Maria Morelos, Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Past and present customs of observing baptisms, weddings, and funerals are contrasted. Consisting mainly of narrative text, the magazines include maps, illustations, a play, poetry, quizzes, fact sheets, word searchers and other activity pages, and a "math corner" with problems and brain teasers. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Biographies, Black History, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Hispanic Americans, Language Arts, Latin American History, Leaders, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, North American History, Periodicals, Social Studies, Units of Study
Migratory Ethnic/Arts Component, 1450 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517-2497.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, CT.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Migratory Children's Program, New Haven.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Mexico; United States