ERIC Number: ED158936
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Choices & Careers; Free to Choose: Being an Indian Woman - Unit for Adults. Leaders Guide.
Strong, Lois Metoxen
This leaders' guide, composed of three sections, is based on other booklets of the "Choices and Careers" series. "Traditional Roles" uses "Being an Indian Woman" for background information and promotes discussion of traditional roles of Indian women and points out stereotypes still existing. Bridging the gap between the past and present, it compares what Indian women do today with their past roles. It finds contemporary parallel careers, such as medicine women with doctors, story tellers with teachers, etc. "Growing Up to be a Woman" is based on the girls' booklet by the same name, and uses discussion to enhance enjoyment of this story of the growing up years of Clara De Coteau, a tribal elder. "Famous Indian Women" uses the girls' booklet by the same name for background. It features slides with an accompanying script about such women as Pocahontas, Sacajawea, Susan LaFlesche Picotte (America's first Indian woman physician), Maria Martinez (potter), Maria Tallchief (ballerina) and Buffy St. Marie (singer). Charades, skits, posters and discussion activities are suggested to help point out the traits of these famous women, including their bravery, loyalty, leadership, and special talents. (DS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.