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Shin, Eui-Kyung – Social Studies, 2001
Believes that students should learn about cultural similarities as opposed to differences to help them understand the connections among the cultures of the world. Provides practical suggestions for meaningful learning experiences focusing on cultural similarities using children's literature, proverbs, a venn diagram, and real-life examples. (CMK)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Perez-Stable, Maria – Social Studies, 1997
Argues that the inclusion of ethnic folktales into a social studies unit can reinforce stereotypical assumptions unless it is balanced with accurate and insightful social and cultural instruction. Summarizes and discusses a number of Latino folktales and how they could be used as springboards for appropriate instruction. (MJP)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education
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Stewig, John Warren – Social Studies, 1992
Discusses the use of children's literature within the social studies curriculum to teach about other cultures. Includes fiction set in another place, works set in both another place and time, and informational or factual accounts of other countries. Urges use of multiple books on the same culture and foreign books to capitalize on children's…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development
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Garcia, Jesus; And Others – Social Studies, 1988
Evaluates children's tradebooks for their multicultural content. Examines three categories: general, illustrations, and narrative theme. Presents the findings of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award Committee's examination of nonfiction tradebooks published in 1986; reports the researchers' investigation of the submitted books to the committee; and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Bainbridge, Joyce M.; Pantaleo, Sylvia; Ellis, Monica – Social Studies, 1999
Conveys that multicultural children's literature can support and encourage tolerance and understanding among children. Presents information about multiculturalism in Canada and gives criteria to help teachers select multicultural literature. Suggests a number of picture books that may be used to encourage positive attitudes toward difference at…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student)