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ERIC Number: ED404256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 179
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-878554-06-9
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: Network of Educators on the Americas, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean, Washington, DC.