ERIC Number: ED116831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Aroostook Sunshine: An Educational Simulation about Life in Maine.
Association of Aroostook Indians, Houlton, ME.; Maine Indian Education Council.
Designed for instruction at the secondary level, this curriculum guide focuses on simulated classroom experiences in prejudice and minority race relations and content materials relative to Northeast Woodland American Indian history and culture. Knowledge of the following are cited as major unit objectives: (1) Indian cultural contributions; (2) major highlights of Maine history; (3) minority white relationships; (4) the social problems having racial implications faced by Maine Indians today; (5) the way in which contemporary society influences the self-image of both on-and off-reservation Indians (Maine); and (6) identification of prejudice in self and others. Included in this guide are: (1) a map and description of a fictitious town (population and schools by racial distribution, economy, neighborhoods, citizen responsibilities, and group beliefs); (2) descriptions of the beliefs of integrationists, segregationists, neutralists (via social relations, education, jobs, housing, crime, and civil rights); (3) class member identity cards (simulated address, age, ethnic background, occupation, education, income, beliefs, and general circumstances); (4) terms to be identified (vocabulary); (5) 23 special research projects; (6) "pressure cards" (e.g., a strike); (7) a chart of contemporary American vs. traditional Indian goals; (8) a simulated town council meeting; (9) Maine Indian history; (10) a film rental list; and (11) a bibliography. (JC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bibliographies, Cultural Background, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Guides, Educational Games, Films, History, Models, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Simulation, Socioeconomic Status, Values
Aroostook Indian Education, P. O. Box 771, Houlton, Maine 04730 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Association of Aroostook Indians, Houlton, ME.; Maine Indian Education Council.
Identifiers - Location: Maine