Creative Activities to Enhance Multicultural Understanding
For this project, you will be creating a PowerPoint presentation that addresses creative ways to integrate multicultural education into the curriculum, reduce cultural stereotyping, and enhance multicultural understanding.
Before you start your project, read this web resource article, “Teaching With A Multicultural Perspective.” (http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED339548.pdf) According to the article, “Children’s attitudes toward their race and ethnic group and other cultural groups begin to form in the preschool years.” In terms of ethics, how can early childhood educators influence the development of positive attitudes toward all races, cultures and ethnic groups?
Provide suggestions for parents/teachers on activities they could use to promote an understanding of other cultures in addition to their own. Be sure to identify the age range for which the activities would be appropriate.
PowerPoint: The presentation should be a minimum of six slides in length, not including the title and reference slide.
If you are unable to work with PowerPoint, you should create the same type presentation for the overhead using Microsoft Word. It should be a minimum of six pages in length, not including the title and reference pages.
Submit a 200-300 word essay answering the seminar questions listed. Your assignment should be composed in complete sentences and paragraphs. Be sure to answer all questions to earn full grade.
- Explain which theory or theories you think provide greater insight into the influence of art on the development of young children. Which developmental theory or theories do you think will be most helpful to you in your work? Why?
- Describe what the components are that “art education” has identified as needed in a quality art program and how they can be included in an early childhood classroom.
- What insights do you think can be gained from the Reggio Emilia schools that have a strong creative artistic component?
BOTH 2 PARTS NEEDS TO BE DONE TO COMPLETE THE HOMEWORK, OTHERWISE HOMEWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!