ERIC Number: ED235933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Life of the Pawnee People (Upper Elementary Unit).
Roosmann, Margaret; And Others
A sample packet on the life of the Pawnee people, developed for use by upper elementary teachers, includes unit objectives, an overview and rationale for the unit, and sections on Pawnee belief systems, stories and storytelling, food, clothing and hairstyles, shelter, social structure, and art. The sections on aspects of Pawnee life contain material for teachers (objectives/rationale, sources of background material, lists of materials for each unit, sample questions, activities, and suggestions for procedures and evaluation methods) and students (texts, some with drawings, of Pawnee stories, reading questions, and directions for activities). For example, the section on Pawnee food lists knowledge students should gain from the unit and attitudes and skills they should develop, as well as specific objectives, materials, and activities for the subsections and parts of subsections. Subsections cover the origins of corn and Pawnee agriculture and food processing, including time and process of planting Pawnee crops; varieties of crops; harvesting, processing, and cooking of crops; the Pawnee buffalo hunt; and butchering the buffalo. Student sheets in the section give Pawnee accounts of the origins of corn, crop planting and harvesting, the buffalo hunt, and buffalo butchering procedures. Other sections are similarly structured. (MH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Clothing, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Elementary Education, Food, Handicrafts, Housing, Learning Modules, Life Style, Perspective Taking, Primary Sources, Social Structure, Story Telling, Units of Study
Nebraska Curriculum Development Center, Andrews Hall 32, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588 0336 ($2.00).
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.