ERIC Number: ED176928
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Culture Through Concepts--A Teachers Guide.
Eyster, Ira; And Others
Designed for use in grades K-12, this teachers' guide weaves selected cultural information from four Plains Indian Tribes into teaching concepts that can be used in language arts, math, reading, social studies, and science. Introductory material covers the influence of property, sovereignty, doctrine of discovery, treaties, tribal agencies, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; emphasis is on conflicts arising from differing concepts of property. A "Teachers Only" section examines work, savings, time, and competition--areas of conflict between the Plains Indians and the non-Indian--from the standpoint of their cultural beginnings and their implications for teaching. The major portion of the guide focuses on four tribes: Ft. Sill Apache, Arapaho, Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, and Cheyenne. A separate section for each tribe contains historical and cultural background, biographical sketches of past and present Indian leaders, and concept packets. The packets state, in concept form, a specific point of information about a tribe and supply a concise reading selection, classroom activities, evaluation methods, and supplementary resources (people, places, and materials). Family histories, story telling, debates, role playing, field trips, and interviews are among the suggested student activities. A general bibliography is included. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Literature, Concept Teaching, Cross Cultural Studies, Culture Conflict, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Language Arts, Leadership, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Resource Units, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Treaties, Tribal Sovereignty, United States History
Southwest Center Human Relations Studies, 555 Constitution, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73037 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies.