ERIC Number: ED116995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Science: An Indian Perspective. Ten Modules for Learning. Indian Ethnic Heritage Studies Curriculum Development Project, 1974-75.
Allery, Alan J.
In this unit, ten modules provide an open approach to science, offering a wide variety of activities and experiences that include aspects of Indian studies incorporated into the regular science curricula. The materials are intended for use in middle grades as part of a social studies program. The objectives of the unit are to develop students' powers of observation, discrimination, and description of organisms in the classroom and outdoors. The following are titles of some of the modules with the skills each entails in parenthesis: Some Scientific Indian Contributions and an Introduction to the Indian's Close Identification with Nature (classifying); Months, Seasons, Indian Signs, and their Meanings (measuring, estimation, observation); Kitchen Chemistry: Making Fried Bread (measurement); Tangrams and Indian Designs (shape); Indian Beginnings, Origins, Cycles (beginnings, origins, cycles); Things in Nature (observation, recording); and Indian Animals and Birds (population, interaction). Each module is an entity in itself and can be selected for teaching individually or in a series. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Class Activities, Classification, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Guides, Interdisciplinary Approach, Measurement Techniques, Middle Schools, Process Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Skills, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pierre.