ERIC Number: ED253353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Choctaw Culture Early Education Activities.
Brescia, William, Ed.; Reeves, Carolyn, Ed.; Skinner, Linda, Ed.
An effort to better prepare Choctaw youngsters for kindergarten, the Choctaw Culture Early Education Program developed a resource of 58 activities adapted to meet the needs of Choctaw 3- and 4-year olds. The activities are divided into four sections pertaining to getting started, relating to five project publications (How the Flowers Came to Be, The Tale of the Possum, Sokosi Aliha--Little Pigs, Welcome to Choctaw Fair, and Looking Around--No Ya Pisa), matching activities, and miscellaneous. Each activity provides the following information: name of activity, objectives, materials needed, procedures, and things to talk about. Examples of some of the activities are classroom helpers charts, learning center markers (medallion-style necklaces worn to indicate which learning center a child is to be participating in), straw puppets in a cup, possum attendance chart, bacon and eggs, weather match, color match drums, Choctaw frog pattern match, drop and see, Choctaw clothes line game, number jigsaw puzzle, Choctaw chanter's sticks, how hominy is made, Siti puzzle, stringing the drum, washer-hooker board, and Loksi story puzzle. Black and white photographs illustrate some of the activities. (ERB)
Descriptors: Activity Units, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, Cognitive Development, Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities, Preschool Education, Relevance (Education), Story Reading
Research and Curriculum Development, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Tribal Office Building, Rt. 7 Box 21, Philadelphia, MS 39350 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.