ERIC Number: ED429026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Developing National Identity within Fifth Grade Multicultural Students.
The goal of democratic understanding and civic values is within the history/social science framework. The strand of national identity falls under the goal of democratic understanding and civic values. This research project found that national identity can be developed among multicultural 5th-grade students through the teaching of national symbols, traditions, and songs. Students were given group pre- and posttests. The tests included four U.S. historical icons to identify. Following the pretest, students performed research, and discussed historical U.S. songs based upon the icons. The results of the lessons, research, and posttesting found that students knowledge about the four icons, and what being an American means to them greatly increased. It was recommended that student attainment of national identity be researched further. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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