ERIC Number: ED390051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Literature: Toward Understanding the Caribbean. A Curriculum Guide for Grades K to 8.
United Nations Children's Fund Canada, Toronto (Ontario).
Promoting the value of a literature-based curriculum, this curriculum guide presents selections of Caribbean literature and related learning activities designed to enhance Canadian students' awareness and knowledge of Caribbean culture. After an introductory section that discusses the history of the Caribbean region and tracing roots through literature, the curriculum guide presents units on songs and poems, short stories, Anansi stories (stories featuring the trickster character Anansi), folktales and fables, and novels based on 26 works of Caribbean literature. For each work of literature, the curriculum guide offers a synopsis, pre- and postreading activities, related activities, teaching themes, and global education issues. Supplementary resources and activities conclude each unit. The curriculum guides concludes with 11 global interdependence and development activities and resources. A large fold-out map of the region accompanies the guide. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Junior High Schools, Novels, Poetry, Short Stories, Songs, Units of Study
UNICEF Canada, 443 Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario M45 2L8, Canada ($15 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund Canada, Toronto (Ontario).