ERIC Number: ED233872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Teton Sioux Culture through Literature and Writing.
Petracek, Rosalie; And Others
In addition to providing initial exposure to Native American culture, this junior high school curriculum unit is intended to help students improve their composition and thinking skills. The students' cognitive task is to recognize that groups are composed of individuals and that individual group members are different from their groups in the same way that students are different from their cultural groups. The unit aids the student in the task because it is intended for individualized study designed in part by the student. In the course of the unit, students gain practice in planning, composition, grammar, handwriting, reading, and research skills. The unit begins with a teacher sheet that provides an overview of goals and presents an outline for classroom organization. A lesson follows that preassesses student attitudes, writing skills, self-expression, and interests to determine which subsequent lessons should go into each individual study plan. The lessons focus on adaptation, belief, and belonging, and lesson topics include the migrations, economics, world view, leadership, extended family, education, and history of the Teton Sioux. Each lesson plan includes an assignment and a list of specific activities for students to complete. Activities include reading for information, creative and report writing, summarizing, and map and chart making. The unit includes many of the essays that students are required to read and the study guides that students are required to complete after the reading. (SB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Beliefs, Cognitive Development, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Individual Differences, Individualized Education Programs, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Units of Study
Nebraska Curriculum Development Center, Andrews Hall 32, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0336 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Nebraska Curriculum Inst. on Native American Life.; Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.