ERIC Number: ED214723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Native Americans in Oklahoma, K-6.
Cunningham, Patricia; And Others
The study unit on American Indians in Oklahoma for grades K-6 provides suggested multi-curriculum activities and resources for educators to use as an introduction for all students, Indian and non-Indian. Goals of the multi-curriculum based study unit include: (1) developing an awareness of the origin of Native American culture; (2) making the students aware of materials Indians used from their environment to provide basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter; (3) introducing history and techniques of Native American arts and crafts; (4) recognizing that Native American myths and legends share common themes with other cultures; (5) developing an awareness of Native American music and dance; (6) learning about history and culture of Native Americans; and (7) introducing contributions of Native Americans to the society of the state and nation. Representative of both Plains and Woodland cultures, 10 select tribes are studied. In addition to student activities and games, a resource section includes a list of annual Oklahoma tribal events; addresses of Indian museums and sources of information on American Indians and education; and an unannotated bibliography of reading materials, multimedia collections and Native American bibliographies. An evaluation form is also enclosed for teachers to evaluate the study unit. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Art Activities, Clothing, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Extended Family, Food, Information Sources, Learning Activities, Life Style, Minority Group Influences, Music, Reading Materials, Stereotypes, Symbolic Language, Tribes, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: American Indian History; Oklahoma