ERIC Number: ED108803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Social Studies Curricula on Native Cultures.
Partnow, Patricia H.
There are virtually no social studies materials on Alaska Native cultures available throughout the state which are prepared in a suitable form for elementary level students. Federally funded programs emphasizing Native culture fall into 2 general categories: (1) arts and crafts programs and (2) high school culture-history courses. However, a critical need still exists in 3 areas: (1) materials on cultural concepts and historical materials which are prepared specifically for elementary grades; (2) materials which can be easily distributed to students in a number of schools, both urban and rural; and (3) materials which do not depend on the expertise of any particular individual, such as a teacher or local resource person, but which can be used regardless of the teacher's educational background. In response to these needs, the Alaska Native Education Board began work on elementary level social studies curricula on the Native cultures of Alaska. The Board found 6 factors to be extremely important in planning the units: (1) the students; (2) the teachers; (3) the subject matter; (4) the time frame; (5) the school setting; and (6) the community. This paper briefly discusses these 6 factors. Based on these factors, a sample curriculum model is given. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Community Involvement, Course Content, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Unit Plan
Not available separately, see RC 008 607
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska