ERIC Number: ED235962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Navajo Way of Life: A Resource Unit with Activities for Grades 4-6.
A resource unit on the Navajo way of life, for grades 4-6, contains sections on Navajo history, art, and crafts, homes, music, poetry and games; Navajo and Pueblo cookery (including recipes); traditional Navajo dress, ceremony and legends; and successful Navajos, past and present. Sections include text, vocabulary words, drawings, maps, and follow-up activities such as discussion topics, questions for students, directions for models, games, craft items, and flannel-board pieces. The unit on Navajos past and present gives brief biographies of eight notable present-day Navajos (an educator, two doctors, an actor, a member of the Navajo Tribal Council, the code talkers of World War II, an author, and the president of Navajo Community College), each followed by questions and topics for further study; 1-paragraph summaries of seven past and present Navajo leaders are given. The arts and crafts unit discusses Navajo weaving, baskets, native dyes, and silversmithing, and includes instructions for making popsicle-stick belt looms, purses, 4-ply braids, an ojo de dios (god's eye), dance collars, ceremonial rattles, clay bowls, mosaics, and yarn drawings. Information sources listed include currently-available books (162), publishers' addresses (61), magazines/periodicals (14), government agency publications (18), Native American community resources (23), and films (25). (MH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Creative Activities, Cultural Activities, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Food, Handicrafts, Information Sources, Leaders, Learning Activities, Life Style, Personal Narratives, Units of Study
Multicultural Ethnic Studies Curriculum, c/o Alberta Henry, Salt Lake City School District, 440 E. 1st South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 ($21.00 plus $1.63 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Salt Lake City School District, UT.
Identifiers: Navajo (Nation)