ERIC Number: ED214736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The American Indian Social Studies Curriculum Activity Guide, K-6.
A supplement to social studies texts, this guide includes eight activity units and reviews of 1-6 grade social studies textbooks published by American Book Social Studies, McGraw-Hill, Silver Burdett, Ginn, Macmillan Social Studies, Laidlaw Brothers, and Follett. The reviews, listed by publisher and book title, discuss Indian-subject content, content quality, and possible supplemental material. Units cover six major Indian culture areas (Northeast, Southeast, Plains, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska), food resources, and general classroom activities. Each unit contains overview information concerning the particular culture area; a culture area map with major tribal groups; an activity number and title; suggested grade level and instructional goals; number of students; time involved; vocabulary; a cross-reference to the text activity guide; skills and materials used in the activity; description of the method used to conduct the activity; an illustration or pattern, if necessary; a special word-sound box for kindergarten; suggested discussion questions for all grades; and background information for teachers. Activity topics include Iroquois longhouse; Algonquian feather cape; Seminole clothing; Creek village; counting in Ojibwa, Dakota, Zuni, Chinook, and Cherokee; Eskimo igloo; Navajo hogan; honor feathers; fry bread; and cradleboards. A list of 70 Indian Education films includes discussion ideas. A map of all the major culture areas and an evaluation form conclude this guide. (NQA)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Area Studies, Cherokee, Class Activities, Content Analysis, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Eskimos, Food, Housing, Kindergarten, Ojibwa, Social Studies, Textbook Content, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Indian Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coos Bay School District, OR.