ERIC Number: ED230315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The American Indian Social Studies Curriculum Activity Guide, Grades 7-8.
An attempt to add substance to history, the curriculum guide for grades 7-8 presents in 12 culture guides information on American Indians for teachers to use as supplement materials to social studies texts. Each culture guide is accompanied with a teacher guide offering activities or discussion/quiz questions. Topics of culture guides encompass stereotypes of American Indians, origins of the people, culture areas in geography (Northeast, Southeast, Plains/Prairies, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Far North), culture area maps and overviews, tribes, government, subsistence (housing, food, clothing, and transportation), language, philosophy, oral literature, art, and the present. Additional information provided includes: a list of places to go on field trips, a historical timeline from 15,000 B.C. to the present, culture comparison chart form, a map to study the Western Movement, and a list of 70 Indian-subject films that have been approved by various Indian Education Parent Committees. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indian Languages, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Art, Clothing, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Ethnic Stereotypes, Films, Food, Grade 7, Grade 8, History Instruction, Housing, Junior High Schools, Maps, Philosophy, Supplementary Reading Materials, Transportation, Tribes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Coos County Education Service District, Coos Bay, OR.; Willow River Indian Benevolent Association, Coos Bay, OR.