ERIC Number: ED462320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Global Classroom: A Thematic Multicultural Model for the K-6 and ESL Classroom. Volume 1 [and] Volume 2.
De Cou-Landberg, Michelle
This two-volume resource guide is designed to help K-6 and ESL teachers implement multicultural whole language learning through thematic social studies units. The four chapters in Volume 1 address universal themes: (1) "Climates and Seasons: Watching the Weather"; (2) "Trees and Plants: Our Rich, Green World"; (3) "Animals around the World: Tame, Wild, or Mythical"; and (4) "International Foods: From Frijoles to Dal." Each chapter in both volumes contains 7 sections. Sections 1 through 5, "Content Area Learning Web"; "Sparking Interest"; "Expanding Language"; "Reading and Reflecting"; and "Creating and Sharing," include activities and strategies for implementation of multi-level grouping, classroom management, and collaborative learning. Section 6, "Getting Families Involved," gives suggestions for involving parents in the acculturation process. "Suggested Readings" contains a list of multicultural children's books focused on the theme presented. The four chapters of Volume 2 address universal themes: (1) "Clothing of Many Countries: Rebozo, Kurta, and Sarouel"; (2) "Houses around the World: Round, Square, and on Stilts"; (3) "Transportation Alternatives from Calel to Jet"; and (4) "Multicultural Celebrations: Fiesta, Boun, and Mela." A section of "Reproducible Masters" concludes each chapter in both volumes. (MM)
Descriptors: Animals, Art Activities, Climate, Elementary Education, Food, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Plants (Botany), Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, Trees, Weather
Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc., One Jacob Way, Reading, MA 01867 ($23.28 per volume). Tel: 800-447-2226 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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