ERIC Number: ED110406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
101 Things to Do for Your Bicentennial: A Program for the American Issues Forum. A Teaching Guide for the Cultural History and Geography of the Western Frontier and Upper Missouri Region.
Milne, Bruce G.; Hoover, Herbert T.
The junior-high-level teaching guide incorporates historical, geographical, social, political, and cultural materials that cover the heritage of the society of the Western Frontier and Upper Missouri region: Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Montana. The purpose is to acquaint students with culture of the area by using questioning techniques and by employing a conceptual approach for applying human geography of the past to the present. Although ready-made lesson plans are specifically designed for junior high age groups, the activities and materials are versatile enough for use in either elementary or secondary schools. An overview of the Bicentennial theme tells teachers how this can be related to school programs in 1975-76. The 10 teaching units which comprise the major portion of the guide are on American Indians; explorers, trappers, traders; soldiers and forts; transportation, commerce, communication; cattlemen; agriculture; government and politics; conservation and ecology; towns and town builders; and culture. Units contain numerous projects, maps, charts, preparation and teaching time, pages are reproducible and can be transferred to a notebook or file box. (ND)
Descriptors: Activity Units, American Indian Culture, Conceptual Schemes, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Geographic Regions, Human Geography, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Physical Geography, Social History, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, United States History
USD Educational Research and Service Center, School of Education, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069 ($8.00; $7.50 each for 10 or more copies)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. Educational Research and Service Center.
Identifiers - Location: United States