ERIC Number: ED425212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrating Racial Diversity.
This book is a teacher's guide to lessons on racism and multicultural education for students in preschool through grade 12. The emphasis is on the Catholic tradition, and suggestions are given for using the manual to support a religious education program. Suggestions are also provided for using the manual in social studies and language arts curricula in which the orientation is not specifically religious. The first section deals with racism, defining three goals of a curriculum on racism: distinguishing racism from prejudice, increasing awareness of the realities of institutional racism in the United States, specifically in educational institutions, and offering strategies for attitudinal change. Four lessons are accompanied by student worksheets. The second section deals with multicultural education. It is designed to increase understanding of multicultural education, to explain the nature of stereotyping, and to suggest strategies and activities for building positive multicultural attitudes. Five lessons are outlined, with appropriate modifications suggested for different age groups, and separate focus sections concentrate on either African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, or Hispanic Americans. Student worksheets are included. Sections on "Justice Heroes" contain profiles of people noted for their commitment to justice and suggested student activities based on their lives. These figures include: (1) Rosa Parks; (2) Cesar Chavez; (3) Martin Luther King, Jr.; (4) Rigoberta Menchu; (5) Fannie Lou Hamer; (6) Frederick Douglas; (7) Malcolm X; and (8) Sr. Thea Bowman. A section on literature for children and youth presents annotations of 20 books that contribute to students' familiarity with cultural diversity, grouped by the target age group. Student activities are suggested, and some worksheets are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Multicultural Education, Preschool Education, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Religious Education, Social Studies, Stereotypes, Teaching Methods
Institute for Peace and Justice, 4144 Lindell Blvd., #124, St. Louis, MO 63108, telephone: 314-918-2630.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Peace and Justice, St. Louis, MO.