ERIC Number: ED170100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
American Indian Literature. A Selected Bibliography for Iowa Schools.
Bataille, Gretchen Mueller
Avoidance of stereotypes and realistic portrayal of American Indian life are among the criteria used for the references included in this annotated bibliography. The volume is intended to assist Iowa teachers, particularly of language arts and social studies, in correcting misconceptions about American Indians by identifying materials and resources that can be used in the classroom. Published between 1931 and 1978, the materials are organized by grade level. The elementary section lists 210 books which emphasize similarities among all people, yet also demonstrate clear cultural differences that make American Indians a unique group in American society. The 170 titles in the junior high section provide romantic and adventure stories, as well as factual and historic information. In the high school section 135 books are listed; poetry, novels and biographies are included in the wide range of materials available for this age group. Two sections listing resources for teacher use include historical and contemporary references on Indian history and Indian-white relations and material on American Indian literature. Twenty-four references deal with stereotyping and misrepresentation and 43 works are cited as additional bibliographical references. A section on recommended films lists four annotated bibliographies of visual materials and 43 films most often used. The final section lists miscellaneous resources, including newspapers, curriculum materials, journals, and organizations. (DS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Racial Attitudes, Reading Materials, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.