ERIC Number: ED034098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Teacher's Guide to the Algonquins: The MATCH Box Project; Prototype Edition.
Butler, Eva; And Others
What better way is there to learn about something than to hold it, examine it, and take it apart? The Match Box Project (Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children) loans to schools a series of boxes which contain materials, equipment, supplies, and activities designed as a unit to foster the teaching/learning of specific subjects at the elementary school level. The ALGONQUINS is designed for grades three and four. It contains materials for a social studies unit on the life of the Northeastern Woodland Indians. The suggested activities in the Box are related to two basic, interdependent themes: how the Indians lived their daily life and how they saw the natural world and themselves. A supplementary theme is that archeological remains and early records can tell us about a vanished people. The teachers' guide describes the pictures, clothing, and artifacts the box contains and provides detailed instructions for use of its films, records, games, and stories. The full unit requires two weeks of daily classes and can be divided into four sections: descriptive introduction--village life and environment; material culture--clothing, nokake, arrow-making, and trapping; spirit help--trapping, Petabenu's spirit helper, and the Benevolent Trout; and social life--in the wigwam of Petabenu and Petabenu's brothers. (MM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anthropology, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Discovery Processes, Educational Strategies, Experiential Learning, Experimental Teaching, Foreign Culture, Induction, Instructional Materials, Learning Processes, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Children's Museum, Boston, MA.
Identifiers: MATCH Boxes; Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children
Note: Appendix to Kresse, Frederick H.; Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children: A Project to Develop and Evaluate Multi-Media Kits for Elementary Schools