ERIC Number: ED051916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
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Chippewa Indians: A Native American Curriculum Unit for the Third Grade. NATAM XIII.
The document reports on an extension course taken in the spring of 1970 by public school teachers in the Columbia Heights Public School System via the University of Minnesota. The course, on American Indian education, included the usual on-campus requirements, as well as several lectures by guest Indians. Additionally, each teacher who enrolled in the course for credit authored a curriculum unit for the grade level or subject area in which he was actively teaching. As one of the units selected for distribution, the material presented in the body of the document is intended for grade 3, with the overall objective being to sensitize students to cultural values of the Chippewa residents of the Minnesota reservation as contrasted to middle-class urban white culture. The plan of study in this social studies unit "does not attempt to delve too deeply into the political and economic area" but presents ideas to help the child become more fully aware of a culture different from his own and to set a base for more involved study of the American Indian in grades 4-6. Included in the unit are objectives, basic concepts to be developed, lesson plans, lists of audiovisual aids, and a bibliography. (EL)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.