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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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Jones, Dianne – Social Studies, 1986
Provides examples of Soviet literature which describe the character and everyday life of children during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes information on how political and economic realities shape the Soviet character. (JDH)
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Russian Literature
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Lickteig, Mary J.; Danielson, Kathy Everts – Social Studies, 1995
Describes a third-grade instructional unit that begins with a basic introduction to African geography and culture. Children's books, from sources as diverse as current politics and Masai folk tales, are used to illustrate key concepts and places. Includes a list of children's books used in the lessons. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising
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Olson, Tazuko N. – Social Studies, 1982
Discusses three assumptions that can help achieve the goals of international studies in the elementary school. The author shows how intercultural development can be added to Kohlberg's and Piaget's stages. A unit on the Japanese house illustrates how the study of another culture can integrate social studies and mathematical skills. (SR)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education
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Cacha, Frances B. – Social Studies, 1976
Elementary students role-playing people celebrating various holiday seasons of different cultures can learn social science concepts. (JR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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