ERIC Number: ED230317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The American Indian Social Studies Curriculum Activity Guide, Grades 9-12.
Designed to provide supplementary information on American Indians for the teaching of American history, the activity guide for grades 9-12 offers background knowledge and suggested discussion topics for students. Contents of the guide include: a historical timeline outlining major events from 15,000 B.C. to the present; Hollywood's influence on Indian stereotypes; generalities of culture areas; descriptions of each culture area (Northeast, Southeast, Plains, Southwest, California and the Great Basin, Pacific Northwest, and Far North); information on the Bering Land Bridge Theory; and Columbus' role in discovering America. Other topics presented are conflicts resulting from colonization; variation of economic systems of Indians and Europeans; the various people, attitudes, and ideas that came to the New World; the warpath myth; background information on treaties; the federal government's role in Indian history; the role of policymakers toward Indians; and the struggle American Indians have today. Appendices provide classroom activities, a list of 10 recommended historical films, a list of 70 Indian education films, and a map indicating the 9 culture areas. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Enrichment Activities, Ethnic Stereotypes, Federal Indian Relationship, Films, History Instruction, Land Settlement, Learning Activities, Maps, Secondary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials, Treaties, Tribes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Indian Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coos County Education Service District, Coos Bay, OR.; Willow River Indian Benevolent Association, Coos Bay, OR.
Note: For related documents, see ED 214 736 and RC 013 908.