ERIC Number: ED385634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Celebrating Our Nation's Diversity. A Teaching Supplement for Grades K-12.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Data User Services Div.
This teaching supplement is designed to help teachers teach their students about diversity in the United States. Ideas about diversity are reinforced with statistical data from the 1990 Census. Unit 1 provides six consecutive lessons for elementary school. These focus on the diversity of the United States and recognizing that diversity exists within the students' own classroom. Unit 2 consists of five independent lessons for junior high school and high school students: (1) Census Jeopardy; (2) Mapping Our Diversity; (3) The Geography of Ancestry; (4) What's the Scoop? and (5) Conducting a Diversity Census. The units are supplemented by: (1) an overview of demographic concepts about diversity; (2) vocabulary "toolboxes" and definitions; (3) data tables on "Race and Hispanic Origin" and "Ancestry and Foreign-Born Population"; (4) four U.S. race and ethnic maps; and (5) five census content bulletins that describe information on diversity from the 1990 Census. (SLD)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Definitions, Demography, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Customer Service Branch, Data User Services Division, Bureau of Census, Washington, DC 20233.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Data User Services Div.