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ERIC Number: ED197886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The American Indian: A Teaching-Learning Unit. Studies in Curriculum Development No. 4, 1980.
Baker, Catherine A.; Hamm, Russell L.
One in a series of studies of selected aspects of curriculum development, this monograph utilizes an historical approach in a guide for teaching a unit on American Indian background and presents suggestions to use as follow-up measures after the study. Six specific objectives focus on the purposes of the course: (1) to point out the misleading stereotyped white concept of "Indian"; (2) to survey various Indian nations and chart their U.S. geographical distribution; (3) to describe major cultural differences between whites and Native Americans; (4) to outline problems unique to Native Americans and some approaches for their solutions; (5) to trace major historical events in Native American struggles for survival, identity, and freedom; and (6) to take a look at the history and cultural legacy of Native Americans in Indiana. Contents include discussions on the following: eight separate language families (Algonkin, Iroquois, Caddo, Muskhogean, Sioux, Penutian, Dene, Uto-Aztecan); the gulf in world view between white Americans and Native Americans; the Native American struggle for civil rights; and a focus on the history of Indians in Indiana. Questions for research and discussion and a list of activities for classroom use provide suggestions for further study, and a selected reading list includes books about Native Americans in categories of education, the past, and the present. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana