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ERIC Number: ED342713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 358
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-155839-127-3
ISSN: N/A
United States and New York State History, Grade 7. A Multicultural Perspective. Volume I.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
This resource guide, designed for use by New York City teachers, provides a wide range of suggested approaches and materials from which teachers can select as they teach the grade 7 and grade 8 course "United States and New York State History." The resource guide strives to include the histories, perspectives, and contributions of all people (women, African-Americans, American Indians, and ethnic minorities) and thus is in keeping with the social history approach prescribed by the State Syllabus for grades 7 and 8. The materials presented in this volume of the overall guide represent suggested approaches for teaching the first two units of the six unit syllabus. Unit 1 is titled "The Global Heritage of the American People"; Unit 2 is titled "European Exploration and Colonization of the Americas." Each unit is comprehensive and has been divided into several learning activities, each of which relates to a particular topic within the unit and contains a focus question, background, major ideas, concepts, performance objectives, development, and worksheets. When a learning activity objectives, development and worksheets. When a learning activity incorporates specific multicultural content, it is headed by one or more of the following themes: culture/diversity, movements of people, contributions, and struggle for equality. Examples of activities contained in Unit 1 include "What are the origins of the first Americans?" and "How did the Incas attempt to solve their social and economic problems?" Examples of activities featured in Unit 2 include "How did Columbus's voyage pave the way for the European settlement of the Americas?" and "To what degree were democratic ideals advanced in the American Colonies?" A lengthy bibliography is included at the end of each unit. (DB)
New York City Public Schools, 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York