ERIC Number: ED170085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Indian Treaties as Law.
Barsh, Russell Lawrence
The unit of study is intended to bring information and rational thought to the controversial Native American treaty issue. It begins with an explanation of the concepts behind the unit's minimal student learning expectations. Fifteen lesson plans are organized into three one-week sub-units consisting of an introductory game illustrating the sub-unit concept, 4 lesson plans, and a short essay-type evaluation. The format of the one-page lessons presents student material on one side of the page and a suggested lesson plan (goals, vocabulary, "debriefing" questions) on the other. The student materials are intentionally brief and the teacher is expected to expand on them. The sub-units and their lessons are: Government (reason for government, Constitutional government, federalism, pluralism); Treaties and Indian Treaties (Indian treaties, treaty power and enforcement, future of Indian treaties); and Fishing Rights Controversy (property, Northwest salmon fishing industry, Indian fishing, future of Northwest fishing). Appendices include Article I Section 8 of the United States Constitution, the 1783 Treaty of Paris, the 1854 Treaty of Medicine Creek, and pictures of Puget Sound salmon fishing gear. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Constitutional Law, Educational Games, Federal Government, Federal Indian Relationship, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Instructional Materials, Laws, Legal Responsibility, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Simulation, Teaching Guides, Treaties, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.