ERIC Number: ED443735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Ready-to-Use Multicultural Activities for the American History Classroom: Four Centuries of Diversity from the 1600s to the Present.
Wannamaker, Hallie Ann
This classroom resource guide provides U.S. history teachers in grades 7-12 with 130 ready-to-use activities that build understanding and appreciation of diverse peoples and points of view regarding historical events. This guide is organized into four sections and printed in a spiral-bound format that folds flat for photocopying. The sections focus on U.S. history from the 1600's through the 1900's and include a brief teacher's guide, bibliography, and chronology of major events followed by a series of activities. Section 1 (the 1600s) contains 20 activities focusing on the Native American civilizations before European cultures arrived, the experiences of European immigrants before and after their journeys, and economic class tension. Section 2 (the 1700s) provides 30 activities about the role of women in the War of Independence, the development of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the depth and influence of Native American philosophy. Section 3 (the 1800s) offers 40 activities based on a century characterized by tremendous physical growth and industrialization, important historical figures such as Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, and Frederick Douglass, and the Civil War. Section 4 (the 1900s) features 40 activities on World War I, World War II, Vietnam, women's progress toward equality, and the impact of multiculturalism on today's society. (BT)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism, History Instruction, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
The Center for Applied Research in Education, P.O. Box 430, West Nyack, NY 10994. Web site: http://phdirect.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc., New York, NY.