ERIC Number: ED406493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Asian-American Heritage. A Resource Guide for Teachers, Grades K-12.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Multicultural Education.
This curriculum guide provides teachers with materials on Asian-American history and culture that include some of the most recent scholarship in the field. Although it is not a comprehensive treatment of history and culture, it examines many important topics and events. The guide is organized by theme. The themes, each of which is introduced by background material for the teacher, are: (1) "Asian-American Identity"; (2) "Struggle and Change"; (3) "Asian Values and Traditions"; and (4) "Asian and Asian-American Contributions." The thematic approach helps students see the similarities among Asian cultural groups and helps students who are not of Asian ancestry make connections to the Asian American experience. The thematic approach helps promote the view that Asian Americans are not "the other," but a part of the tapestry of American culture. Learning activities for each theme provide a development section directed to the teacher. Activity sheets that can be duplicated for students can be the basis of class discussions. These sheets incorporate a variety of instructional strategies and contain a number of types of materials. Contains a 27-item bibliography for students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Asian History, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Multicultural Education, Professional Development, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, Values
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Multicultural Education.