ERIC Number: ED393621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Wabanakis of Maine and the Maritimes: A Resource Book about Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Micmac and Abenaki Indians with Lesson Plans for Grades 4 through 8.
American Friends Service Committee, Bath, ME. New England Regional Office.
This guide provides information and instructional materials on the history and culture of the Wabanakis of Maine and the Maritime Provinces (Canada). The Wabanakis include the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Micmac, and Abenaki peoples. The curriculum was designed for grades 4-8 and is divided into four sections. The first section provides background information on the history and culture of the Wabanakis and the changes that occurred before and after European contact. The second section includes the following lesson plans: How We Look at Others; Mi'kmaq; Time and Place; Legends; Wabanaki Life 500 Years Ago; Wabanaki and European Interaction: 1600-1800; An Invisible People: 1800-1950; and Contemporary Life. Each lesson plan includes suggested grade level, objectives, words to know, background materials, background notes, materials to use in class, and procedures. This section also includes additional instructional materials to supplement lesson plans. The third section includes reading materials on Wabanaki legends; stories from or about different periods in history; interviews with 30 contemporary Wabanaki people from New England and the Maritimes reflecting their family life, educational experiences, culture, and traditional values; and children's essays depicting contemporary Wabanaki life. The fourth section includes fact sheets containing information on Wabanaki territories; material culture; political, social, and spiritual life; and colonial life before the Revolutionary War. This section also includes information on Wabanaki games, doll making, art designs, songs, language, projects with natural materials, fingerweaving, constructing a wigwam, and recipes. The guide also includes a list of additional resources: periodicals; Native governments, organizations, and institutions; museums; reservation communities; and Native associations. Contents are described for a videocassette recording of Wabanaki pronunciation and songs that accompanies the guide. Contains 89 references, photographs, illustrations, and an index. (LP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations, Canada Natives, Cultural Activities, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Reading Materials, Reservation American Indians, Resource Materials, Tribes
American Friends Service Committee, Literature Resources Unit, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102 ($20; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee, Bath, ME. New England Regional Office.
Identifiers: Canada (Maritime Provinces); Maine; Native Americans; Wabanaki Confederacy
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