Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies / Edition 6

Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies / Edition 6

by Cherry A. McGee Banks

ISBN-10: 0205189407

ISBN-13: 9780205189403

Pub. Date: 07/17/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Divided into five parts, the Seventh Edition emphasizes that the main goal of the multicultural curriculum should be to help readers develop the ability to make reflective decisions so that they can, through thoughtful action, influence their personal, social and civic worlds and help to make them more democratic and just. The book…  See more details below


Divided into five parts, the Seventh Edition emphasizes that the main goal of the multicultural curriculum should be to help readers develop the ability to make reflective decisions so that they can, through thoughtful action, influence their personal, social and civic worlds and help to make them more democratic and just. The book is designed to help teachers conceptualize, design, and implement a democratic, thoughtful, and just curriculum that honors and reflects the experiences, hopes, and dreams of all Americans. It describes knowledge, concepts, strategies, and resources that teachers need to teach ethnic studies in the classroom. For classroom teachers at all levels, and those interested in gaining a better understanding of multicultural studies in the classroom.

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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Goals, Concepts, and Instructional Planning1
1The Multicultural Curriculum: Rationale, Trends, and Goals3
The Persistence of Ethnicity in American Society3
The Complexity of Ethnicity in American Society9
Ethnicity and Individuals10
Ethnic Studies: Assumptions and Practices12
Ethnic and Cultural Studies: A Process of Curriculum Reform17
2Developing a Multicultural Curriculum32
The Interdisciplinary - Conceptual Approach32
Studying Culture: An Example of the Interdisciplinary - Conceptual Approach33
Incorporating Elements from Science and Mathematics into the Multicultural Curriculum33
The Forms of Knowledge37
An Effective Multicultural Curriculum49
3Key Concepts for the Multicultural Curriculum55
Criteria for Selecting Interdisciplinary Concepts55
Interdisciplinary Concepts58
The Movement of Ethnic Groups82
4Planning the Multicultural Curriculum91
Identifying Key Concepts and Organizing Generalizations91
Identifying Intermediate-Level Generalizations92
Identifying Low-Level Generalizations96
Concepts and Generalizations in the Multicultural Curriculum97
Teaching Strategies and Materials99
The Value Component of the Multicultural Curriculum100
Approaches to Moral Education103
a Value Inquiry Model106
Providing Opportunities for Personal, Social, and Civic Action108
Finding Students Resources109
Guidelines for Evaluating and Selecting Multicultural Materials111
Pt. 2The First Americans and African Americans: Concepts and Strategies121
5American Indians: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials123
Early Life in the Americas124
The Westward Journeys134
American Indians and Federal Policy137
Self-Determination and the Challenge to Termination139
Fishing Rights and Land Claims140
American Indians Today141
6Native Hawai'ians: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials160
Native Hawai'ians: Before European Contact161
European Contact163
Native Hawai'ians Today169
7African Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials187
African Explorers in America187
The Slave Trade191
The Colonization Movement197
The Civil War and Reconstruction199
World War I204
World War II and the Years After205
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s207
Pt. 3European Americans: Concepts and Strategies233
8European Ethnic Groups: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials235
Spaniards in the Americas240
More Europeans Come to America241
The Southern and Eastern European Immigrants247
European Ethnic Groups in U.S. Society253
The New Ethnicity254
White Ethnic Groups Today: Into the Twilight of Ethnicity?256
9Jewish Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials273
Historical Roots274
The American Revolution278
German-Jewish Immigration280
The New Immigration285
The Interwar Period286
Jewish Americans Today288
Pt. 4Hispanic Americans: Concepts and Strategies305
Central and South Americans305
Demographic Characteristics of Hispanics306
Diversity among Hispanics306
10Mexican Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials311
The Spanish Conquest313
The Mexican American War318
North from Mexico320
Violence and Race Riots323
The Chicano Movement324
The Militant Chicano Movement326
Mexican Americans Today327
11Puerto Ricans in the United States: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials345
The Island Background347
United States Rule351
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico353
Life on the Mainland356
The Puerto Rican Mainland Community360
The Future362
12Cuban Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials376
Cuban Immigrants to the United States378
Life in Cuba381
The Mariel Immigrants of 1980385
The Cuban Rafters of 1994387
The Case of Elian Gonzalez388
Adaptation to Life in the United States389
The Second Generation393
Cuban Americans Today394
Pt. 5Asian Americans and Arab Americans: Concepts and Strategies405
13Asian Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials407
Problems with the Model Minority Concept407
Rapid Increases in the Asian American Population408
Korean Americans409
Asian Indian and Pakistani Immigrants410
Southeast Asian Americans410
Asian Americans: A Diverse Group411
The Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino Americans: Overview412
Chinese Americans414
Japanese Americans421
Filipino Americans430
14Arab Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials461
Who Is an Arab?462
Arabs in History: Their Links to the West464
Early Arab Immigration to the United States464
Assimilation and the Effects of Immigration: Restrictions on the Arab American Community469
The Post-1965 Immigrants470
Muslims in America471
Changing Patterns of Assimilation473
Anti-Arab Stereotyping473
Anti-Arab Hate Crimes475
New Arab American Activism: The Maturing of an Ethnic Community476
The Contributions of Arab Americans to American Life478
Arab Americans Today479
App. AEthnic Groups in U.S. History: A Chronology of Key Events491
App. BInternet Resources for Teaching about Ethnic and Cultural Diversity499
App. CVideotapes and CD-ROMs on Multicultural Education and U.S. Ethnic Groups515
App. DThe Carter G. Woodson Award Books521
App. ETwenty Classic and Landmark Books in Ethnic Literature523

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