This Curriculum Unit will be used with Special Education L.D. (Learning Disabled) and S.E.M. (Socially Emotionally Maladjusted) students in grades 9th-12th. These students are not always easy to motivate and in most cases they have little to no knowledge about the cultures in our society.
In this Unit, I will explore the diversity of three cultures. In order for students to appreciate the different heritages and all who contributed to them, we need to provide students with a multicultural education.
The story of America is a Multicultural one from the start. We interact with and were built, shaped and inspired by people of every immigrant stream, of many races, cultures and religions.
The following cultures will be explored from start to finish. 1) Italians, 2) Hispanics, 3) and the Irish.
This Unit will offer students the strength of diversity, the values that allow diversity to flourish, the history and immigration that have shaped our country and our world.
Students will learn about the history of different cultures, which includes individual contributors, immigration, traditions, and the geographical structure of the homeland.
In our schools, we can help determine how students relate to their identity and the identity of others.
Our children need a multicultural education, without knowledge of the many streams that nourish the general society, the mainstream cannot be properly studied or understood.
Throughout this Unit, students will learn a variety of skills: 1) critical thinking, 2) comprehension, 3) vocabulary building, 4) writing skills, and 5) map skills.
This Unit will help students make past to present links. Students need knowledge of the world at large and the world of individuals at hand, the history and culture of our nation and intergroup and interpersonal relationships.