ERIC Number: ED252367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Content and Activities for Teaching about Indians of Washington State, Grades K-6.
The purpose of this curriculum guide is to suggest content and appropriate activities for the study of Washington State Indians and is designed as a supplement to regular social studies curriculum for grades K-3 and 4-6. Objectives for studying about Indians in three geographic regions in Washington (the Coast, Puget Sound, and the Plateau) are to build knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for historical and contemporary Indian culture and to examine how people meet their needs through the use of natural resources, adaptation, and change. The unit of study is arranged in eight topic areas of natural environment and basic needs of people, food, shelter, clothing, transportation, communication and trade, recreation, and technology. Each topic area offers several activities which include a student learning objective, activity description, materials needed, and follow-up activities. A section for the teacher provides guidelines for evaluating and selecting American Indian materials, a selected bibliography, additional information (i.e., explorers who came to Washington, recipes, first-aid chart, Chinook words for places, description of traditional events), maps, Indian tribes and reservations in Washington, chronology, glossary, and student worksheets for activities. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Clothing, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Food, Housing, Learning Activities, Maps, Recreation, Social Studies, Supplementary Reading Materials, Technology, Transportation, Tribes, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington