ERIC Number: ED399162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Teaching Science in a Multicultural World.
Offutt, Elizabeth Rhodes
This book is designed to be a source of ideas and motivation to encourage curiosity in children, provide opportunities to develop scientific processing skills, find out about cultures around the world, and explore science concepts. This resource incorporates multicultural literature and approaches into the teaching of science concepts in the elementary school for teachers of science in grades K-4 and English as a second language (ESL). Complete lessons include background information and ideas for student activities. Cultural connections for children of different ethnic backgrounds are encouraged as they learn about the achievements and contributions of different cultures to each of the nine science units presented. The units include the earth, oceans, weather, mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and spiders, growing things, and light and sound. Information about the achievements of different cultures is presented throughout the book. (AIM)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Cultural Background, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, English (Second Language), Entomology, Light, Multicultural Education, Oceanography, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Weather
Modern Curriculum Press, P.O. Box 480, 299 Jefferson Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054-0480.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A