ERIC Number: ED228010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Our Community -- Today and Yesterday. Book One (Nihil Hahoodzodoo -- Diijiidi doo Adaadaa. Naaltsoos T'aala'i Gone Yits'iligii). Fourth Grade Navajo Bilingual-Bicultural Social Studies Curriculum.
Bia, Fred; And Others
Presented in five chapters, book 1 of the Rough Rock fourth grade Navajo social studies program text is written in Navajo and English. The first chapter is on the community of Rough Rock (Arizona) illustrated by photographs of the community and people. Chapter II discusses the four elements (air, water, earth, and fire) the community needs to survive. Chapter III tells about the weather and the community explaining the four seasons, the cycle of rain (both the Navajo version and scientific version), and the need for different types of weather. Chapter IV looks at plants and animals in Rough Rock. Presented are a geographical description of Rough Rock, effects of elevation on weather and plant life, animal life in the community, and how Navajos take care of the land. Chapter V is on the people and our community. Chapter topics include: people's dependence on plants for food, use of human resources in the community, the helping relationship of Navajo families, and what makes a community. At the end of each chapter is a list of vocabulary building words spelled in Navajo and in English. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Community Characteristics, Environmental Influences, Grade 4, Human Resources, Intermediate Grades, Local History, Natural Resources, Navajo, Social Studies, Units of Study, Weather
Navajo Curriculum Center, Rough Rock Demonstration School, Star Route One, Rough Rock AZ 86503 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Indian Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.
Identifiers: Arizona (Rough Rock); Navajo (Nation)
Note: Some photographs may not reproduce well. For related documents, see RC 013 969-972.