ERIC Number: ED292933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Culture in the Classroom.
Le, Thuong Van; Le, Nancylee
New methods are proposed for teachers to increase the cultural knowledge of their students. Rather than emphasizing food, festivals, and famous faces from other lands, there should be an attempt to use culture in the classroom as content in the regular instruction of speaking, listening, writing, mathematics, reading, and science. Teaching suggestions are presented which were developed for use with bilingual classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and mainstream classes. They can be adapted for elementary or secondary students. The materials and lessons are the following; (1) a timeline for Southeast Asian holidays; (2) a philosophy for bilingual/ESL curriculum; (3) a timeline and map for science lessons; (4) folk tales; (5) a guide for science journals; (6) guidelines for a drama in the social studies class; (7) information on literature and performing arts in other cultures; (8) thematic areas for math skill development; and (9) ideas for using Hmong handicrafts for language development. (VM)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Activities, Cultural Exchange, Curriculum Development, Drama, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Holidays, Literature, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts
National Association of Asian American and Pacific Education, 1414 Walnut Street, Room 9, Berkeley, CA 94709.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Printed on colored paper. Parts of the document are in the Hmong, Vietnamese, and Cambodian Languages; parts contain small print. Best copy available.