ERIC Number: ED230327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
American Indian Education Handbook.
O'Malley, Edward, Ed.
Written for teachers instructing both Indian and non-Indian students, the handbook provides information on American Indians in California. The handbook is presented in six chapters. Chapter 1 is devoted to terminoloy (e.g., American Indian, Native American, tribe, band, rancheria, and chief). Chapter 2 details historic and cultural changes related to American Indians. Stereotypes and misconceptions about American Indians are the subject of Chapter 3. Chapter 4 deals with the importance of American Indian values that differ from values of mainstream America. Chapter 5 is devoted to the teaching of American Indian children, providing non-Indian teachers with student-related information that may help to establish a good student-teacher relationship. Chapter 6 provides detailed lesson plans for kindergarten through grade 12 on the whole of Indian life (e.g., early Californians, Indian environment, influence of non-Indians, transition into the 20th century). References consist of: general references (207 titles); skills, crafts, and games (24 titles); books for students (47 titles); newspapers and journals (11 titles); sources of songs and music (5 titles); and films (24 titles). Appendices contain a chronological listing of events in American Indian history from 850 B.C. to 1980, four maps of California relating to Indians, and suggested criteria for evaluating instructional materials. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Cultural Influences, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes, Evaluation Criteria, Maps, Resource Materials, Resource Units, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Values
Publication Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. American Indian Education Unit.
Note: Prepared by the American Indian Education Handbook Committee.