ERIC Number: ED046615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Awareness for Indian Education.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
A suggested approach for use in schools enrolling Indian children and youth is indicated in this curriculum guide for environmental education. It is pointed out that traditional Indian lifeways and beliefs were and are extremely pertinent to man's living in balance with his natural environment. The guide expresses the belief that the use of the Indianness of the child is the most important part of environmental education for American Indian students. A section on "The Indian Side of Environmental Education" expands this concept, and suggested activities are given for implementation. Potential for developing a strong self-image in Indian students is inherent in the program. Relating the contemporary need for people throughout the world to learn to live in harmony with their surroundings to examples of this balance achieved historically by Indians throughout the Americas is the primary aspect of the program. The program approach calls for involvement of local Indian people in achieving a truly effective educational experience. A section of resources and references includes lists of books, programs, periodicals, bibliographies, national coordinators, national organizations, state directors, consultants, and resource people for environmental education. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.