ERIC Number: ED182095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: N/A
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Quiet. Indian Ethnic Heritage Studies Curriculum Development Project 1974-75.
Part of the Native American way is to be quiet; traditionally Native Americans had to be quiet to survive, to be secure, and to show respect. This curriculum guide, suitable for use at intermediate grade levels, presents a unit designed to share this important aspect of the Native American culture. The six lessons provide teachers with background information, visual aids, exercises, and activities, and incorporate the goals of the Ethnic Heritage Curriculum Project: to focus on the life, ways and history of the Dakota/Lakota people; to include the transition period, as well as, the past and the present; to provide activities which are intended to improve self-concept of the students; to utilize learn-by-doing activities; and to provide a variety of activities which allow students to learn in different ways and at different rates. In lesson one, "Awareness", the student "sees" Indian and the class shares what was seen. In lesson two, "Get Into QUIETNESS By Spending Time Alone", the student expresses his feelings and the class examines positive things about "alone". In lesson three, "It's What You Do, Not What You Say," the students practice non-verbal communication. In lesson four, "Decision", the student makes a decision and defends it during group exchange. In lesson five, "A Promise To Silence", each student makes two committments which he strenghtens by sharing with others. In lesson six, "Part of the Whole", the class formulates a challenge and comes to some conclusions. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pierre.