ERIC Number: ED390449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
How To Teach about American Indians: A Guide for the School Library Media Specialist. Greenwood Professional Guides in School Librarianship.
Harvey, Karen D.; And Others
Teachers throughout the country teach about American Indians, but only recently have they become aware that the standard curriculum and knowledge about American Indians is frequently distorted, biased, or incomplete. This book: (1) provides a framework for selecting appropriate information on teaching about American Indians; (2) presents guidelines for instructional activities; and (3) promotes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter. It also offers suggestions for teaching on specific subtopics, like land and environmental issues, cultural differences, religion and spiritual practices, holidays, literature, history, sovereignty and tribal governments, and contemporary life. Many chapters include sample lesson plans, instructional format suggestions, and recommended materials. The book also offers advice on taking advantage of community resources. An appendix offers addresses of American Indian organizations. (BEW)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Media Specialists, Multicultural Education, School Libraries
Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007 ($35).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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Identifiers: American Indian Contributions