ERIC Number: ED186187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Haida Story Telling Time with Activity Folder.
One in a series of curriculum materials on Southeast Alaska Natives, this booklet contains seven myths and legends from the Haida oral tradition, each accompanied by discussion questions and suggested learning activities. Intended for use in the intermediate grades, the stories are two to four pages long with many Haida words included in the text and placed in parentheses following the English translation. Titles include "Raven Finds Water,""Eagle Brings Good Luck," and "The Beaver and The Marmot." The numerous discussion questions and activities for students and teachers can be adapted to a variety of student needs, abilities, and interests. Suggested activities in science, art, writing, language arts, and drama range from simple to complex. Activities accompanying "The Great Flood" (in which the raven and the sea otter rebuild their Sumez Island home after its destruction) include depicting the legend in comic strip format, locating Sumez Island on a topographical map, making a model of a Southeast Alaska Island, and researching the geological history of the Alaska islands and mainland. Teacher activities include planning field trips, inviting a Haida elder to tell traditional stories in the classroom, and collecting resource materials for student use. An attached activity folder contains seven word games that develop vocabulary related to the legends. (JH)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indian Literature, American Indian Studies, Cultural Activities, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Legends, Mythology, Native Language Instruction, Reading Materials, Vocabulary Development
Ketchikan Indian Corporation, P.O. Box 6855, Ketchikan, AK 99901 (booklet $3.00, activity folder $0.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Ketchikan Indian Corp., AK.