ERIC Number: ED073969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Families Around the World. The Algonquin Family of New England. Teacher's Resource Unit.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.; Chelmsford Public Schools, MA.
This resource unit for grade 1, the second unit on the theme Families Around the World, is concerned specifically with the Algonquin Tribes of the Southern New England area. Objectives are for the students to cross-culturally examine the concept of culture, noting that it is a learned behavior, and to recognize the diversity in cultures and the contributions made to all by cultural pluralism. Students will also examine the social organization, social process, and the locational sites of the Algonquins. Inquiry training and concept learning are emphasized in numerous learning activities. The first part of the guide provides background information on tribal village life, major jobs of men and women, environment, clothing, farming, food, hunting, trapping, fishing, religion, and social structure. The majority of the document describes teaching strategies for 58 developmental activities in a format designed to help teachers see the relationships among objectives, content teaching procedures, and materials of instruction. Audiovisual aids and printed materials to be used are listed with each activity and a general list of educational media is given. Appendices include many pupil materials for this unit. Related documents are ED 051 032, ED 051 033, SO 005 394, and SO 005 396. (SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Family Role, Family (Sociological Unit), Grade 1, Human Geography, Human Relations, Inquiry, International Education, Resource Units, Social Studies, Social Systems, Sociocultural Patterns, Units of Study
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.; Chelmsford Public Schools, MA.