ERIC Number: ED160270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Native American Literature.
Porter, C. Fayne; And Others
Designed to accommodate a semester course in Native American Literature for secondary students, this teacher's guide includes a general introduction, a statement of the philosophy and goals upon which it is predicated, a nine-week block on post-Columbian literature, a nine-week block on oral literature, separate appendices for each block, a bibliography, and a glossary. Block A, the post-Columbian literature, includes sections devoted to the following: biography and autobiography, historical narrative, short fiction, novel, essays, and contemporary poetry. Block B, oral literature, includes sections on creation myths; animal legends, trickster tales, and others; games; oral tradition and history; pageantry; oratory; music; and traditional poetry. Each section within each block (A or B) includes a plan of action, a list of activities, a resource list, and space for teacher comments and evaluation. The appendices are transcripts which coordinate with Block A and B, respectively (some examples of transcript titles are "Saturday Night in Standing Rock", "Laguna Genesis", "A Ute Skinwalker Story", and "Trickster Rabbit and the Stone Cliff"). Other appendices include illustrations, definitions, stories, skill development techniques, Indian games, educational resources, etc. (JC)
Descriptors: Activities, American Indian Culture, American Indian Literature, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Biographies, Educational Resources, Essays, Ethnic Studies, Films, Illustrations, Legends, Literature, Music, Mythology, Novels, Oral History, Poetry, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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