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ERIC Number: ED331683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Games for the Classroom.
Harvey, Karen D., Comp.
While playing simple games is creative active fun for kids, such fun can lead to learning of social science content and examination of values. The study of traditional Native American games can: (1) show young people that people of other times and other cultures were similar to them in many fundamental ways; (2) introduce children to some simple pleasures missing in our high tech world; (3) illustrate the strong connection between Indian spirituality and daily living; and (4) demonstrate how Indian games and toys prepared children for the ways of the adult world. This brief guide outlines the major concepts of adaptation and change, culture and diversity, and environment and resources, along with organizing generalizations, and provides a sample lesson plan. Other sections describe games of chance, games of dexterity or skill, games for amusement, toys, and contemporary activities such as powwow dancing and rodeo. This guide contains 15 references and resources. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Native Americans