ERIC Number: ED184792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Woodland Culture Area. Native American Curriculum Series.
Ross, Cathy; Fernandes, Roger
One in a series of Native American instructional materials, this booklet introduces elementary students to the tribes of the woodland culture area, extending from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean and from Florida to the Great Lakes. Written in simple language, the booklet provides an overview of the regional culture, as well as, information about specific tribal customs and leaders. Background information covers the regional climate, the importance of farming, the design of the wigwam and birchbark canoe, the first Thanksgiving, the economic and ceremonial uses of corn, fur trading, the Iroquois Confederacy, the Cherokee Alphabet, and the efforts of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh to unite the Indians of the Great Lakes area. Student activities include constructing a model wigwam and canoe (patterns and instructions are provided), producing a Seneca legend in play form, and discussing questions such as why the colonists admired the Iroquois Confederacy. Evaluation questions assess student ability to describe the woodland culture area and compare it with the plains, desert, and coastal Indian cultures covered by other booklets in this series. The text refers to films and books containing related information. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Art Activities, Cultural Activities, Cultural Background, Drama, Elementary Education, Food, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Leaders, Learning Activities, Legends, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Tribes, United States History
Curriculum Associates, 5715 58th Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 ($3.25 ea., $18.00 per set of all six titles, multi-media kits $350.00 ea., set of all six multi-media kits $1600.00)
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Associates, Seattle, WA.