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ERIC Number: ED001850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 143
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A RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THIRD GRADE SUMMER SCHOOL ACCELERATION CLASSES. THE AMERICAN INDIAN--A STUDY OF LIFE IN A PRIMITIVE CULTURE.
TRAINOR, LOIS M.; AND OTHERS
THE SUMMER PROGRAM IS PART OF A PROGRAM IN WHICH SECOND-GRADE GIFTED STUDENTS ARE GIVEN INSTRUCTION IN BASIC THIRD-GRADE SKILLS IN LANGUAGE AND ARITHMETIC DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER. THE SUMMER SESSION PROVIDES FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THESE SKILLS ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND FOR ENRICHMENT IN SOCIAL STUDIES. THE UNIT ON THE AMERICAN INDIAN DESCRIBED IS FOR THAT PURPOSE. IN IT THE BASIC GENERALIZATIONS OF EACH OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED, INCLUDING HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY. SPECIFIC PURPOSES ARE--TO TEACH APPRECIATION OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE INDIANS, ESPECIALLY THE HOPI AND NAVAJO, TO AMERICAN CIVILIZATION, TO DO RESEARCH, TO PARTICIPATE IN ARTS AND CRAFTS, AND TO BE INTRODUCED TO THE GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT. OPPORTUNITY SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDY AND PROJECTS WHICH REQUIRE THE CREATIVE USE OF READING, WRITING, AND SPEAKING. AN OVERVIEW OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN IS GIVEN, WITH DESCRIPTIONS ACCORDING TO GEOGRAPHIC AREA. MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS ARE INCLUDED. THE NEXT SECTION COMPARES SOME OF THE TRAITS, VALUES, AND IDEALS OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN WITH THOSE OF AMERICANS OF NONINDIAN EXTRACTION. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS A SUGGESTED 6-WEEK PLAN FOR INDIAN UNIT STUDY, POETRY, A SAMPLE CHART OF INDIAN NAMES, INDIAN WORDS, DRAMATIC PLAY, CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, SAMPLE TESTS, INDIAN RHYTHMS AND SOURCE MATERIALS.
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)