ERIC Number: ED344724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
One State: Many Nations. A Multi-Cultural Resource Guide with Native American Highlights.
Sanders, Jessie R., Comp.
This curriculum guide was developed to assist Pennsylvania educators in developing a multicultural awareness and education program for children in preschool through grade three. The first section provides guidelines for creating a multicultural environment to include the use of classroom materials that emphasize individual and cultural differences to eliminate stereotypic and inaccurate materials. The second section offers background information about the history of Native Americans in Pennsylvania and the value and traits of contemporary Native American culture. It also makes suggestions about how to portray Native Americans. Curriculum development is integrated into present school curriculum through an interdisciplinary approach. Suggestions for selecting appropriate stories and books by and about Native Americans are included. The third section is a list of references. The fourth section is a bibliography consisting of 65 publications relevant to multicultural education. The appendices include: (1) sample lesson plans for multicultural education; (2) an example of the thematic or interdisciplinary approach to integrating multicultural themes into core content areas; (3) a checklist for curriculum and materials on Native Americans; (4) suggested classroom activities; (5) a list of American Indian resource persons and resource centers; and (6) a description of Native American programs presented to schools by the Lenni Lenape Historical Society. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.