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Torres, Heidi J. – Social Studies, 2019
Given the cultural diversity and pluralistic nature of the United States, an important part of citizenship education is helping children learn how to engage respectfully and dialogically with people whose beliefs and ways of life may differ significantly from their own. Such engagement is necessary for peaceful co-existence, as well as in the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Cardinal, Trudy – Canadian Social Studies, 2015
In this paper Dr. Trudy Cardinal shares stories of her experiences teaching literacy for 13 years in an Elementary classroom and the shifts that she made in her thinking about literacy in an Indigenous context. She draws on work she was engaged in as a professor in Elementary education where she came alongside undergraduate students to create…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Undergraduate Students, Indigenous Populations
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Casey, Erin M. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
Intercultural education, focused on understanding, respecting, and engaging in dialogue among and about different cultures (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], 2006) adds to multicultural educational efforts by addressing diverse needs in learning and teaching students. This paper argues for focus on…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Elementary Education, Methods Courses
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Wasta, Stephanie – Social Studies, 2001
Describes a unit for third-grade students on China, focusing on the first class session and the key elements that were used in the unit (artifacts, literature, and artwork). Discusses how the students' attitudes and understandings about China changed and explores the students' reflections on the class activities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Literature, Chinese Culture, Cultural Awareness
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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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Owens, William T. – Southern Social Studies Journal, 2002
Synthesizes research presented in two previous "Southern Social Studies Journal"articles that reviewed picture books about the topic of Appalachia. Discusses the problems that were encountered and offers nine proposals as solutions to these problems. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context
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Mahood, Wayne; Rusick, Lyn – Social Studies, 1981
Describes an elementary school social studies unit which can help students in grades five and six understand different cultures by means of analyzing selected readings, participating in simulation games, viewing artifacts and pictures of different cultures; and interpreting data cards. The exercises are intended as a general introduction to…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Education
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Diem, Richard A. – Social Studies, 1977
Elementary students can learn to appreciate their own and other cultural backgrounds through a four-stage process of observation. The process involves taking a careful look at home environment, participation in food exchange with classmates, observation at friends' homes and other schools, and followup discussion. (AV)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Observational Learning
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Cacha, Frances B. – Social Studies, 1980
Presents historical background on various winter festivals around the world including Saturnalia, Christmas, winter solstice, Yule festivals, Hannukah, Divali, and New Year's Day. Suggests how teachers can help elementary school students understand their own culture by studying these and other festivals using maps, mobiles, discussion, and reading…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Educational Objectives
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Harris, Judy J. – Social Studies, 2000
Discusses the usefulness of the Korean hand game called "Flying Wild Geese" in the social studies classroom that appeals to the young learner, enables students to gain an appreciation of another culture, and assists Korean American children to adapt. Describes how to play the game and provides suggestion on using the game. (CMK)
Descriptors: Childrens Games, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Percival, Jane E.; Black, Deborah J. – Social Studies, 2000
Describes an integrated social studies and mathematics lesson for preservice elementary teachers that used family stories. Considers the development of cultural sensitivity. Discusses using folktales to develop an integrated, culturally sensitive unit that focuses on a character's basic needs. Assesses the impact of a culturally sensitive…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Higher 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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Bernard, T. L.; Urch, G. E. – Social Studies, 1972
Increasing the range and depth of experiences that children have with people and places that are dissimilar will enable them to more readily accept the differences in the world and will also help them develop sensitivity toward other human beings. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Social Attitudes
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Ediger, Marlow – Social Studies, 1996
Posits the Old Order Amish as an excellent subject for elementary students to learn about cultures different than their own. Includes a brief but thorough examination of traditional Amish ways and beliefs. Recommends a thoughtful comparison between Amish culture and mainstream U.S. culture. (MJP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance
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Yee, Ivy – Social Studies, 1999
Presents an activity that gives elementary social studies students a chance to investigate the meanings of personal names from around the world. Uses the Global Names Table to gather from students' neighborhoods the names, meanings, backgrounds, and classifications from different cultures. Concludes the lesson with presentations and selection of…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Social Studies
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