ERIC Number: ED416261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
From Quisqueya: In Search of New Horizons. Dominican Cultural Heritage Resource Guide.
Alcantara, Anibal; Aquino, Jaime; Lantigua, Juan A.; Rodriguez, Digna; Soto, Alejandro
This cultural heritage resource guide has been prepared as a tool for teachers to help them understand the cultural heritage of Dominican students and their communities. The Dominican Republic, which occupies two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, has a long history dominated by the struggle for independence. In their efforts to create a better life, many Dominicans have left the Dominican Republic to come to the larger cities of the United States, particularly New York, where the Dominican community has established a variety of organizations to support them in their goals. This guide discusses the history, characteristics, and contributions of Dominicans in the United States in the following sections: (1) "The Dominicans in the United States"; (2) "The Aborigines"; (3) "The Spanish Colonization"; (4) "The Introduction of the Africans"; (5) "The 'Espana Boba' and the 'Ephemeral Independence'"; (6) "The Haitian Occupation"; (7) "Independence and the Rise of Dominican Nationalism"; (8) "From the Spanish Annexation to the Restoration"; (9) "North American Occupation"; (10) "The Trujillo Era"; (11) "Dominican Culture"; (12) "Famous Dominican Men and Women"; (13) "National Symbols"; and (14) "Resources for Teachers." A 26-item bibliography is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Diversity (Student), Dominicans, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans, History, Immigrants, Inservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Resource Materials, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Guides, Urban Areas, Urban Youth
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.
Identifiers - Location: Dominican Republic