ERIC Number: ED107389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Culture Based Curriculum for Young Indian Children.
Thomas, Sharon N., Comp.
Designed as a resource and curriculum guide for early childhood educators, this publication encompasses both American Indian sociocultural background and culture based lesson plans and activities. Indicative of its organization and scope are the comprehensive chapters devoted to discussions of: (1) the historical failure of Indian education; (2) the need for culturally relevant education; (3) the special problems in Indian education with reference to the unique cultural orientation of Indian children; (4) the common misconceptions about Indians and the nature of Federal and tribal organizations; and (5) the cultural value of local resources and culturally relevant field trips. Additionally, comprehensive lesson plans and activities are provided by chapter for the following: art, language and concept development, music, science, Indian foods and nutrition, play, and social studies. Provided in conjunction with the lesson plans are numerous songs, lullabies, culture based finger plays, poems, original stories, and stories based on Indian legends, as well as activities developed around sandpainting, dramatic play, natural dyes, Indian food recipes, dance, plant identification and use, etc. Also included is an extensive bibliography of books, records, pictures, filmstrips, and films about American Indians. (JC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Art, Bibliographies, Community Resources, Concept Formation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Food, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Music, Nutrition, Resource Materials, Social Studies
Randers Publications and Sales, P.O. Box 2502, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Printed 1972, 1973, and 1975