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ERIC Number: ED353162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May-7
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Cognitive Development Assignment: Building Bridges between Chinese-Americans and Elementary School Classrooms.
Schirmer, John
Elementary schools are ideal places to build the bridges between Chinese-Americans and the larger society. Studying the history of Chinese-Americans, examining their many contributions to the United States, and studying the contemporary Chinese-American population are good places to start. There are many books available to help students understand the plight of Chinese-Americans, including "Mountain of Gold" (Betty Lee Sung); "The Chinese Americans" (Milton Meltzer); "Dragonwings" (Laurence Yep); and "Fifth Chinese Daughter" (Jade Snow Wong). Other appropriate activities besides reading include discussions, Chinese American visitors in the classroom, and field trips to Chinatown. In depth studies, experiences, and personal contact with Chinese Americans create lasting impressions in the minds of elementary school children and these impressions help shape their attitudes. (KM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A