ERIC Number: ED416262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
My First Journey. A Haitian Immigration Story. A Learner-Centered Model Guide for Teachers.
This document is part of a series of guides for teachers in which the Division of Bilingual Education of the New York City Board of Education presents a learner-centered model in which the learner sees himself or herself in the story. Learners are able to relive their own experiences or those of their parents or grandparents as they left their own countries and migrated to the United States. Each guide contains two versions of the same story, a shorter version with illustrations and a longer version with few or no illustrations. This guide is based on the story of a young girl who leaves her village in Haiti to come to the United States in 1951. The child leaves her mother, brother, and sisters, who have gone into hiding from political oppression, to come to the United States with an aunt and cousin. They encounter many hardships, and the children are separated from the adult. They eventually are taken in by foster parents, who help them re-establish contact with their family in Haiti. The model begins with reading the story aloud. From the story learners will connect many of the experiences to the different disciplines, including language arts, mathematics, and social studies. The guide contains many suggested activities using cooperative learning, hands-on experiences, and various types of group and individual work. The first appendix discusses authentic assessment, including portfolio assessment, and the second explores parent involvement. A third appendix suggests activities arranged by subject area. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Haitian Creole, Haitians, Immigrants, Immigration, Life Events, Models, Performance Based Assessment, Personal Narratives, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Office of Instructional Publications, 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: 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: Haiti