ERIC Number: ED061002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: N/A
Pima Cultural Background Materials for an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III Project.
Brook, Weston L., Comp.; And Others
Produced with funds under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, this unit on Pima cultural background and Middle American civilization was designed to help Pima students achieve a sense of identity and pride in their Indian background by (1) thinking of themselves as a people with a long history and (2) learning that their culture is part of Indian civilization. It is noted that this unit, which supplements the study of Ancient History, is divided into 4 parts: Prehistory, which includes a discussion of the development of agriculture; The Mayas, which discusses intellectual contributions in astronomy, mathematics, writing, and art; People of the Valley of Mexico, which describes their organized way of life (e.g., large irrigation projects, cities, armies, and empires); and The Hohokam, which describes the prehistoric people of Arizona. The unit contains both a student booklet and a teaching guide for each of the 4 parts. A bibliography is also provided for each part of the unit, and student booklets, slides, transparencies, and movies are cited. (PS)
Descriptors: Agriculture, American Indians, Art, Cultural Awareness, Handicrafts, History, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Religion, Teaching Guides
Bureau of Educational Research and Services, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281 ($5.00 in Xeroxed form)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Sacaton, AZ. Pima Indian Agency.; Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.