ERIC Number: ED438721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The How of It: A Cultural Program Resource Guide, Innovative Educational Tools for Designing a Thematic Cultural Program. Culture at a Glance Series.
The study of other cultures enables learners to become aware of diversity and promotes their understanding, appreciation, and respect of people from other times and places. This document sets forth a cultural program that teachers and curriculum planners can use for building an in-depth curriculum by expanding content and concepts and integrating it with all other disciplines. This resource guide is applicable for all educational levels, and may serve as a template for a district-wide curriculum in which the presentation of specific themes can be tailored for any grade level. Organizational templates for teachers and students can be used for developing activity centers based on learning styles and related themes, disciplines, and activities reflecting Gardner's multiple intelligences philosophy. This program is grounded in three themes: people and the environment, people in society, and people and belief systems. Beyond the introduction, the book is divided into seven chapters: "The How of It"; "Themes"; "Cultural Notes"; "Theme Projects"; "Teaching Strategies"; "Assessment Strategies"; and "Resources." The document contains numerous worksheets and assessment instruments ready for reproduction and use by teachers and students, as well as a 15-item-bibliography and a 22-item multicultural resource list. (KFT)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Measures (Individuals), Secondary School Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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