ERIC Number: ED239832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Agaliha. Indian Self-Esteem Curriculum Activity Book.
Sims, Kathryn M.
An Indian self-esteem curriculum activity book, whose title is a Cherokee word meaning "light of sun shining on everything," was developed to provide activities to encourage Indian children (K-8) to appreciate their Indian cultural heritage and feel positive about themselves, their families, and their children. Each of 23 activity sections, illustrated with drawings, lists objectives, tools needed, procedures, suggestions, and goals, and provides a space to write remarks. An Agaliha activity encourages children to discuss the sun and its rays and relate them to the uniqueness of the differences of others. An ongoing project to construct a Hopi sun face mobile is designed to help children learn words to build self-esteem and pride in their heritage. A calendar activity gives names of the months used by six Indian tribes. Other activities emphasize the uniqueness of each individual, the importance of personal interests and individual values, harmony with nature, the unity and differences of Native people, awareness of Native foods, differences in interpretation and perception, awareness of Indian history by using quotes from Indian orators, and respect for other people's opinions and individuality. Many of the activities involve word skills and craft projects. (MH)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Creative Activities, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Elementary Education, Food, Individual Characteristics, Individualism, Self Esteem, Social Bias, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Tribes, Vocabulary Development
George Ortez, 13013 - 224th Street, East, Graham, WA 98338.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Service District 121, Seattle, WA.