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ERIC Number: ED047842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-1
Pages: 128
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Navajo Area Curriculum Development Project (Language Arts--Social Studies); Social Studies, Grades: Beginners-4.
Cogdill, Marsha; And Others
Sixteen social studies teaching units for Navajo beginning students through grade 4 are presented in this curriculum guide. Purpose of the guide is to promote the Navajo child's understanding of how he interacts with members of his nuclear and extended families, with peers and teachers within the school, with members of communities located in the Navajo Nation, and with persons in the larger, pluralistic American society. For each progressive grade level, units extend the context of human relationships. The theme for the beginner level is the school. The family in several cultures is studied in grade 1. Human interaction in the vicinity of the school and in urban and rural settings is the focus of grade 2. Community life is studied in grade 3, and relationships between man and the land are explored in grade 4. Throughout the units, the child studies the familiar culture first. Other cultures and settings are used to develop the social science generalizations around which the units are developed. Objectives for each unit consist of 3 categories: understandings or knowledge, attitudes, and skills. The content has been converted into a series of problems with many accompanying daily activities which can be selected and modified by the teacher in light of pupil characteristics. Objectives for each unit were developed from the Bureau of Indian Affairs' publication "Curriculum Needs of Navajo Pupils." Related documents are RC 005 057 and RC 005 058. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.