Learning in Living Color

Learning in Living Color : Using Literature to Incorporate Multicultural Education into the Secondary Curriculum

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This text focuses on using literature to incorporate multicultural education into the secondary curriculum.

Through the suggested ideas, this book promotes the reduction of race, class, gender, and ethnic divisions by helping students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for becoming active citizens in a democratic society and participating in social change.

The text contains three main sections. The first section uses research and theory to address the underlying assumptions of multicultural education and literacy programs, and also offers suggestions for setting up such programs. The second section provides integrated language arts activities for the secondary curriculum. And the final section offers an up-to-date annotated bibliography of quality literature that helps students to deconstruct stereotyping, to understand different perspectives and cultures as well as their own, and to become actively involved in social action.
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 178 x 235mm
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0205274463
  • 9780205274468

Table of contents


1. Multicultural Education.

I. Underlying Assumptions.

II. A Balanced Multicultural Education Program.

2. A Literacy Program.

I. Underlying Assumptions.

II. A Balanced Literacy Program.


3. Focusing on Individual Differences.

Lesson 3.1 - The Mazes of Life.

Lesson 3.2 - Immigrants/Refugees.

Lesson 3.3 - The Homeless.

Lesson 3.4 - The Amish.

Lesson 3.5 - The Challenged.

4. Focusing on Others' History, Cultures, and Contributions.

Lesson 4.1 - Treaties Were Broken.

Lesson 4.2 - Hiroshima.

Lesson 4.3 - The Holocaust.

Lesson 4.4 - The Vietnam War.

Lesson 4.5 - Slavery and the Underground Railroad.

5. Focusing on Deconstructing Stereotyping.

Lesson 5.1 - What's Wrong With Girls versus Boys.

Lesson 5.2 - A Foreigner.

Lesson 5.3 - You Be the Germans.

Lesson 5.4 - Friends of Different Colors.

Lesson 5.5 - The Los Angeles Riots.

6. Focusing on Different Perspectives.

Lesson 6.1 - Stepparents.

Lesson 6.2 - Different Perspectives of Cinderella.

Lesson 6.3 - Columbus.

Lesson 6.4 - The Civil War.

Lesson 6.5 - The Revolutionary War.

7. Focusing on Social Action.

Lesson 7.1 - Las Causas.

Lesson 7.2 - The Fight For African-American Civil Rights.

Lesson 7.3 - You Can Help, Too!

Lesson 7.4 - Hunger.

Lesson 7.5 - Peace.


Source Index.
Subject Index.
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