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ERIC Number: ED342714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 327
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-155839-128-1
United States and New York State History: Grade 7. A Multicultural Perspective. Volume II.
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 third and fourth units of the six unit syllabus. Unit 3 is titled "A Nation is Created"; and Unit 4 is titled "Experiments in Government." 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, teacher background, major ideas, concepts, performance 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 3 include: "To what extent were the American colonists ready for self-government by the 1750s?: and ""Why were the American Colonists victorious in the revolutionary war?" Examples of activities contained in Unit 4 include, "Why was the Constitution called 'a bundle of compromises'?" and "Is the Constitution flexible enough to meet the challenges of changing times?" 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