ERIC Number: ED373940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Earth's Caretakers: Native American Lessons.
Nyberg, Lisa M., Ed.
Written by Native American teachers and by teachers of Native Americans, this book presents examples of ways to learn respect for the Earth and its people. The hope is that students will learn to walk softly upon the Earth and to respect all living things. Lessons and activities engage elementary and middle school students in a four-step participatory exploration of topics that are meaningful and relevant to their lives. Each chapter begins with a profile of a Native American--an artist, a teacher, a cook, an engineer, and a dancer. Students then follow a guided discovery format to study different subject areas suggested by facets of that person's life. Components of the format are exploration (presentation of the problem or issue), seminar (discussion and problem solving), invention (new information and interpretation), and application of knowledge to a new situation. Science, language arts, mathematics, art, and social studies are integrated into lessons encompassing topics such as ecosystems, ethnocultures, health, and art from the earth. Contains 40 additional readings and many illustrations. (TD)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Art Activities, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Holistic Approach, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Science Activities, Teaching Guides
Earth's Caretakers, Masters Project, 207 Bailey Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 (paperback: $10 first copy; two copies, $9 each; three copies, $8 each; fourth and each additional copy, $4 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Haskell Indian Junior Coll., Lawrence, KS.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence.
Identifiers: Culture Based Curriculum; Guided Discovery Approach; Native Americans
Note: Masters Project.