ERIC Number: ED404256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Caribbean Connections: Overview of Regional History. Classroom Resources for Secondary Schools.
Sunshine, Catherine A., Ed.; Menkart, Deborah, Ed.
This book was prepared to enable schools to incorporate material on the Caribbean into existing curricula. Four aims guided the editors in their selection and presentation of materials: (1) to show Caribbean history and contemporary realities through the eyes of ordinary people, both real and fictional; (2) to promote critical thinking rather than simply the memorization of information; (3) to stimulate students' interest by creatively combining different types of learning materials; and (4) to ensure the authenticity and relevance of the material. The book spans the 450 years from colonization of the Caribbean to the mid-twentieth century when most Caribbean territories gained their independence. Each unit includes a teacher guide, an introduction providing background information, and one or more readings. The book is divided into four parts with several readings in each section. Parts include: (1) "The First Caribbean Peoples"; (2) "Conquest and Colonial Rule"; (3) "Winning Freedom"; and (4) "Building New Nations." Contains references, a list of sources of classroom materials, and an order form. (EH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Critical Thinking, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interviews, Latin American History, Latin American Literature, Latin Americans, Local History, Migration, Multicultural Education, Oral History, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Network of Educators on the Americas, P.O. Box 73038, Washington, DC 20056-3038; Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean, 1470 Irving Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20010.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Network of Educators on the Americas, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean, Washington, DC.