ERIC Number: ED336242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The American Indian: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow. A Handbook for Educators.
Prescott, Stephanie, Ed.
A revision of a 1982 publication, this handbook on American Indians and their history and education includes the historical events and resources of the 1980s. This handbook provides materials to be incorporated into the school curriculum that will make non-Indian students more aware of the contributions of the American Indian and increase the pride and self-esteem of Indian students. Chapter 1 is devoted to terminology and discusses words used to define American Indians and their groups and to classify Indian languages. Chapter 2 presents an overview of American Indian history, particularly in California, from pre-contact days to the present. Chapter 3 deals with stereotypes and misconceptions about American Indians. Chapter 4 covers Indian values, attitudes, and behaviors; explains how they differ from those of the dominant culture; and summarizes educational implications. Chapter 5 provides non-Indian teachers with student-related information such as communication issues, cultural differences, parent attitudes, community influences, and suggested classroom strategies. Chapter 6 contains detailed lesson plans and class activities for grades K-12 on the whole of Indian life and history. The rest of the handbook contains over 350 references and resources, a chronology of historical events, maps of American Indians in California and North America, and suggested criteria for the evaluation of instructional materials. This document contains numerous pictures and photographs. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Class Activities, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, State History, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Tribes, Values
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. American Indian Education Unit.