ERIC Number: ED328636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Building Bridges of Learning and Understanding: A Collection of Classroom Activities on Puerto Rican Culture.
Perez-Selles, Marla E., Ed.; And Others
This collection of 35 self-contained teaching activities about Puerto Rican culture for elementary school students is designed for teachers who wish to incorporate multicultural concepts into their curriculum or make their teaching more relevant to Puerto Rican students. All lesson plans and student worksheets needed for immediate classroom use are included. Section I, "Here and There: Location and Migration," explores the geography, climate, and location of Puerto Rico as well as issues that surround why people move from place to place. Section II, "Puerto Rico: A Blend of Cultures," highlights some of the history of the island, from the indigenous Taino Indians to the arrival of the Spanish to stories of several heroes from diverse backgrounds. Section III, "An Island Rich in Tradition," looks at Puerto Rican symbols and traditions, including holidays and celebrations that are important elements of Puerto Rican culture. Each unit includes basic background information for users who are unfamiliar with Puerto Rican culture; lists the unit's activities; and also includes suggested grade levels, subject areas, and time requirements. A variety of teaching strategies are employed to meet the different learning styles of students. Some activities lend themselves especially well to the involvement of parents and community members. A chart relates each of the activities to the following major subject areas: (1) art; (2) language arts/English; (3) mathematics; (4) music; (5) science; and (6) social studies/geography. (FMW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Background, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Geography, Latin American History, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Migration, Multicultural Education, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Symbolism
The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands and New England Center for Equity Assistance, a Project of The NETWORK, Inc., 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 900, Andover, MA 01810 ($12.95 + $2.50 shipping; order no. 9072).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: NETWORK, Inc., Andover, MA.; Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.