ERIC Number: ED055016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project Canada West. Indian/Metis Project.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
There are two parts to this curriculum development project. Project A is briefly described here as the development resource book, at an adult level, to serve as a primary source of information for teachers concerning the views and feelings of Indians and Metis peoples in modern society. A teacher's guide, curriculum unit and multimedia kit will be developed in Project B for use with students in the age range 10 through 12. The suggested intended learning outcomes and inquiry techniques are: 1) to give students a knowledge of Indian/Metis contributions to the world and Canada; 2) to reduce stereotypic and prejudicial thinking through role playing, simulation games, and discussion; 3) to assist in the realization of differences between people by investigating color, language, religion, customs, and cultural conflict; 4) to encourage active participation by using group study and individual open-ended study materials; and 5) to develop knowledge of Indian/Metis history by providing factual information and encouraging the reading of novels and other materials. The project has been able to focus on the most relevant materials by using a survey of literature presented here on prejudice, discrimination, and attitude change. A very brief outline of the content of the kit is given along with a project progress report. (Author/SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers: Canada; Metis (People); Project Canada West