ERIC Number: ED071948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Indian/Metis Project. Project Canada West.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
The second part of a curriculum development program is reported in this progress report; Part A (A Teacher's Source Book) was reported in ED 055 016. In Part B, a teacher's guide, a curriculum unit and multi-media kit has been developed for students, aged 10-13, to study the Metis/Indian peoples. Intended to cover four to six weeks, the materials are designed to be compressed or expanded, according to need. The objective is restated: to develop positive attitudes concerning people of native ancestry. Eliminating stereotyped images, teaching cultural background, illustrating communication difficulties and other acculturation problems experienced by minority groups are goals intended to develop a respect for, as well as a knowledge of, people of native ancestry. The unit of study, Tillicum, provides the teacher with a resource book, involves large group instruction and activities (including audio-visual aids) and makes use of Study Topic Cards. Forty-one cards are included in the kit which provide situational approaches to Indian/Metis history, cultural background, community development, land use, communication, and individuals. Several cards are included in the Appendix. The progress report includes a brief outline of the model and the developers of the unit and describes community involvement, teacher schedules, public relations, and projected plans, which call for the preparation of materials for high schools. (JMB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Attitude Change, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Studies, Group Instruction, History, Human Relations, Inquiry, Intermediate Grades, Material Development, Projects, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Social Studies
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada