ERIC Number: ED360145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Quien Soy Yo?/All about Me. Learning through Cultural Diversity and the Arts.
Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, CA.
The curriculum presented here contains three units designed to help Mexican-American migrant students understand and value the richness of their culture, experiences, and family. Unit 1, "My Roots," examines the different components of a culture, and presents aspects of the Aztec civilization and culture. Activities include hearing a poem in Nahuatl, the original Aztec language, art activities involving pre-Columbian designs, reading and acting out Aztec myths, learning about Aztec religion and its role in Aztec culture, and reading and writing activities concerning Cortes and the Spanish conquest of Mexico. This unit contains many drawings suitable for coloring or tracing. Unit 2, "My Family," covers the roles and responsibilities of family members, traditional versus modern family, and immigration and the migrant experience. Activities include diagramming families; writing about a favorite relative, family traditions and values, and student's own or family's migration experiences; interviewing a family member; and painting family scenes. In Unit 3, "Myself," the student examines his/her own name, appearance, feelings, and room or favorite place. Activities include group discussion, journal writing, making "me" paper dolls and personal-history mobiles, exploring feelings, and drawing self and favorite place. A resource section lists 54 recommended books, summarizes the process of leading a group circle session, provides teacher and parent evaluation forms, and describes slide shows available for use with lessons. Some student materials are provided in both Spanish and English. (SV)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Art Activities, Class Activities, Cultural Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Family History, Hispanic American Students, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Mythology, Religion, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Writing Assignments
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico