ERIC Number: ED440623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Multicultural Information Quests: Instant Research Lessons, Grades 5-8.
Rodgers, Marie E.
This book contains multicultural "treasure hunts" designed for use by teachers and librarians working with grades five through eight to: develop students' awareness of cultures other than their own; promote student research that requires using books other than an encyclopedia; provide students with annotated reference lists that may be used for their own research projects; promote research as an educational activity that can be fun; and enhance the curriculum. The reproducible lessons guide young learners in fascinating searches for information on multicultural subjects, including religion and mythology; holidays, customs and folklore; dictionaries and slang; great scientists; food; sports heroes; and literature. There are also cultural searches specifically related to Hispanics, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European immigrant groups. Contains an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, Information Seeking, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Education, Research Skills, Student Projects, Student Research
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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