ERIC Number: ED280653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Colombia. America = Las Americas [Series].
Toro, Leonor; Doran, Sandra
Written for teachers to use with migrant children in elementary grades to highlight the many Americas, this bilingual English/Spanish social studies resource booklet provides historical and cultural background information on Colombia and features biographies of Colombian leaders and artists. A table of contents indicates the language--Spanish or English--in which the topics are written. The quarterly provides an encyclopedia-style overview of Colombia's history, geography, government, economy, culture, and society, It provides biographies of Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada, Simon Bolivar, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez; discusses pre-Colombian culture; and describes major Colombian cities and places of interest. A map of the country, list of governmental divisions with average temperatures, list of holidays, drawings of representative flora and fauna, and music and words of the national anthem are included. Christmas and other celebrations and the Bambuco (the national dance) are described and recipes for traditional Colombian foods presented. Activities include vocabulary matching, crossword puzzles, map labelling, and Spanish and English word games. A 26-item bibliography of books in Spanish and English is given. (LFL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Biographies, Cultural Activities, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Economic Factors, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Holidays, Language Arts, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Leaders, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Periodicals, Social Studies, Units of Study
Migratory Ethnic/Arts Component, New Haven Cooperative Education Center, 800 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, CT.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Migratory Children's Program, New Haven.
Identifiers - Location: Colombia