ERIC Number: ED220237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Native Americans of Washington State (A Curriculum Guide for Elementary Grades). First Edition.
Forsyth, Karen Williams; Neal, Colleen
Developed as a supplemental curriculum guide for elementary teachers, the guide assists in implementing Native American activities to classroom curriculum to make students aware of the numerous tribes within the state of Washington. Divided in three geographic, cultural areas (Northwest Coast region, Puget Sound Lowlands region, and Plateau region), information includes environmental and climatic conditions that have influenced tribal culture, livelihood (i.e. food, shelter, transportation, and clothing), and spiritual and social life. Traditions of the Native American people in the state of Washington are reinforced through activities dealing directly with the environment, use of maps, legends and cultural activities. Student objectives include: understanding environmental characteristics of the three cultural regions through the eyes of the first people; understanding the ways of the people in each cultural region adapted to their environment; understanding how the family plays an important role in the lives of children and how family relationships affect a sense of community; understanding different art forms and how environmental materials are utilized in the art; and understanding the importance of games in teaching children their roles as adult members of the community. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, Art, Course Objectives, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Family Influence, Food, Games, Housing, Life Style, Supplementary Reading Materials, Transportation
Daybreak Star Press, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, P.O. Box 99253, Seattle, WA 98199 ($5.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, Seattle, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington