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ERIC Number: ED047844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-1
Pages: 127
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Navajo Area Curriculum Development Project (Language Arts--Social Studies); Social Studies, Grades: 5-8.
Cogdill, Marsha; And Others
Sixteen social studies teaching units for Navajo students in grades 5 through 8 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. Grade 5 is concerned with culture contact on the North American continent. Changing cultures in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres are studied in grade 6. United States history is the focus of grade 7, and grade 8 deals with political processes and institutions. Throughout the units, the child studies the familiar Navajo 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 005 056 and RC 005 057. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.