ERIC Number: ED342715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
United States and New York State History, Grade 7. A Multicultural Perspective. Volume III.
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 fifth and sixth units of the six unit syllabus. Unit 5 is titled "Life in the New Nation"; unit 6 is titled "Division and Reunion." 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 5 include "How did Thomas Jefferson's election mark a step forward toward increasing participation in American government?" and "Why did large numbers of Irish, Germans, and Chinese immigrate to the United States in the 1840s and 1850s?" Examples of activities contained in Unit 6 include "How did the United States justify its policy of territorial expansion prior to the Civil War?" and "How did the presidential reconstruction policy attempt to reunite the American people?" A lengthy bibliography is included at the end of each unit. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Global Approach, Grade 7, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Social History, Social Studies, State History, Teaching Methods, United States History
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
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York