ERIC Number: ED239940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Three Cultures: The Hopi Indians of the Southwest Desert, the Indians of the Northwest Pacific Coast, and the People of Midwest U.S.A. An Anthropological Unit.
Marksberry, Mary Lee
Intended to acquaint fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-grade children with the concept of culture, this anthropology unit focuses on two groups of Indians who lived in prehistoric times and present-day non-Indian families living in the Midwest. Objectives are to help students understand the behavior of the Northwest Pacific Coast Indians, the Hopi Indians of the Southwest, and the Midwest families by studying their social organization, homes, villages, work, games, sports, food, dress, religious beliefs and practices, societies, dances, ceremonies, myths, art forms, and the natural vegetation and resources of the areas in which they live. Unit activities are many and varied. For example, students read and discuss books, view films, do library research, write reports, make topical outlines, make bulletin boards, give oral reports, and participate in classroom discussions. Included in the unit are lists of resources to be used and a chart indicating unit content and objectives. The appendices, which comprise about two-thirds of the document, contain supplemental material for each of the units, including newspaper articles, essays, lists of vocabulary and terms, short reading selections, diagrams of family trees, a pronunciation guide, and evaluation instruments. (RM)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Art, Athletics, Cultural Awareness, Employment, Family Life, Food, Geographic Regions, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Mythology, Natural Resources, Religion, Social Organizations, Social Studies, Sociocultural Patterns, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hopi (Tribe); Pacific Northwest Tribes; United States (Midwest)
Note: Newspaper photographs and articles may not reproduce clearly. Three newspaper articles have been removed due to copyright restrictions.