ERIC Number: ED336311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
A Sampler of Ethnic Crafts.
Donley, Susan K.; And Others
This curriculum guide provides a sampler of the wide variety of expression practiced by cultural groups all over the world. The guide was developed to help fill the need for multicultural art resources that are respectful of both modern art education philosophy and of authentic, sensitive representation of other cultures. The types of materials represented in the guide include, fiber and fabric, paper and leather, wood, ceramic, metal, and other materials. Some of the ethnic groups represented include peoples from Ghana, Laos, Russia, and Peru, as well as Native Americans and German immigrants to Pennsylvania. To help teachers introduce each of the crafts within a cultural context, an illustration and short description of each craft tradition is provided, as well as directions on how to create the craft work in the classroom, motivation suggestions, background information, and a map for each of the ethnic groups represented. A 22-item bibliography appears at the end of the book for teachers who wish to explore further. (DB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Products, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Handicrafts, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods
Pennsylvania Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, 405 Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Pennsylvania Ethnic Heritage Studies Center.
Note: For related documents, see SO 021 338-339.