Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-07-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Written by the leading authority in the field, the Sixth Edition of this classic text has been revised, reorganized and updated to reflect current and emerging theory, research, and scholarship in the fields of ethnic studies and multicultural education. Divided into six parts, the Sixth Edition emphasizes that the main goal of the multicultural curriculum should be to help students 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. Part I presents a rationale for incorporating ethnic content into the mainstream curriculum. Goals and key concepts for the multicultural curriculum are also discussed in Part I. Parts II through V contain chapters on the major ethnic groups in the United States. These chapters contain: (1) Chronologies of key events, (2) historical overviews of groups, (3) illustrative key concepts and teaching strategies, (4) annotated bibliographies for elementary and secondary school students and teaches. Part VI highlights and summarizes the major points discussed in the previous chapters and illustrates how students can use the information and strategies in Parts I through V to develop and teach multicultural units and curricula that focus on two or more ethnic groups. The Sixth Edition 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 the knowledge, concepts, strategies, and resources that teachers need to implement a democratic curriculum by transforming the mainstream curriculum and incorporating content and concepts about diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.

Author Biography

James A. Banks is professor and director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Table of Contents

Goals, Concepts, and Instructional Planning
The Multicultural Curriculum: Rationale, Trends, and Goals
Developing a Multicultural Curriculum
Key Concepts for the Multicultural Curriculum
Planning the Multicultural Curriculum
The First Americans and African Americans: Concepts and Strategies
American Indians: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials
Native Hawaiians: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials
African Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials
European Americans: Concepts and Strategies
European Ethnic Groups: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials
Jewish Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials
Hispanic Americans: Concepts and Strategies
Mexican Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials
Puerto Ricans in the United States: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials
Cuban Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials
Asian Americans and Arab Americans: Concepts and Strategies
Asian Americans: Concepts, Strategies, and Materials
Arab Americans: Concepts and Materials
Multicultural Units and Evaluation
Multicultural Units and Evaluation Strategies
Ethnic Groups in U.S. History: A Chronology of Key Events
Videotapes on Multicultural Education and U.S. Ethnic Groups
Books About Women of Color
The Carter G. Woodson Award Books
Twenty Classic and Landmark Books in Ethnic Literature
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