ERIC Number: ED216800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Indian Culture in the Classroom. A Joint Effort of the Community and School.
Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies.
Designed to capture the rich essence of local Indian culture and to involve members of the Indian community, the guide reflects the story of seven teachers who portrayed in their classrooms the rich culture of the Creek, Osage and Shawnee Indians. Section I introduces the reader to the teachers, the classes they taught, and their initial steps in developing their lesson plans. Section II describes how each teacher captured a desired aspect of the culture and brought it to life in the classroom, such as the collaboration with members of the Creek Council to study contemporary issues of the Creek Indians in a middle school English class and a high school social studies class; insights into the Osage culture and history through storytelling, along with ideas of how to teach first, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students; and insights of Shawnee Indian culture and history through language instruction and information was used in a middle school bilingual education class (multilingual stories are provided). Section III presents teachers' reflections of their involvement in the development and teaching of Native American materials. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Surveys, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Human Resources, Language Enrichment, Multilingual Materials, Teacher Developed Materials, Tribes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies.
Identifiers: American Indian History; Creek (Tribe); Cultural Contributions; Culture Based Curriculum; Oklahoma; Osage (Tribe); Shawnee (Tribe)