ERIC Number: ED406490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
African-American Heritage. A Resource Guide for Teachers. Grades 6-8. Draft.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Multicultural Education.
This curriculum guide provides teachers with materials on African-American history and culture that include some of the most recent scholarship in the field. The activities and resources assembled do not constitute a comprehensive treatment of African-American history, but they do examine many topics within that history. The volume encompasses six themes: (1) "The African Homeland"; (2) "Nile Valley Civilizations"; (3) "African Empires and Village Societies"; (4) "Africans in the Americas"; (5) "The Struggle for Human Rights"; and (6) "Present and Future." Each theme section opens with background information for the teacher and then lists major ideas and the performance objectives for the theme. Learning activities for each theme provide a development section. Corresponding activity sheets can be duplicated for students and used as the basis for class discussion. The activity sheets contain materials of various types, such as photographs, maps, and other visual aids. A list of suggested readings for teachers contains 114 items. (SLD)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Black Culture, Black History, Blacks, Civil Rights, Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Resource Materials, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Multicultural Education.