ERIC Number: ED259864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Native American-Eskimo Media Skills Handbook.
Haines, Roberta M., Comp.; And Others
Lessons for students are presented in this handbook which covers library and media skills for grades K-9 using information about Native Americans and Eskimos as its theme. Skills units introduce the use of four types of dictionaries (beginning, subject, biographical, and geographical), tables of contents, encyclopedias, almanacs, and biographical indexes. Each unit includes objectives, materials needed, procedures for teaching, grade levels appropriate for the learning activities, student worksheets, and answers to worksheet questions. Objectives are correlated with the Montgomery County Public Schools curriculum and with two criterion-referenced tests. Approximately 40 worksheets provide alphabetizing practice, word searches crossword puzzles, and question-answer formats. Activities in the unit on geographical dictionaries, appropriate for grades 4 and up, teach objectives ranging from locating to interpreting information. Students answer questions using the table of contents and lists of abbreviations and map symbols, complete a chart showing Plains Indian names used as place names, and solve a word search containing 22 of those names. For teachers seeking more information on Native Americans and Eskimos, the handbook provides a selected bibliography of over 300 books for students, a list of periodicals, and a dictionary of 33 organizations that provide information. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Alphabetizing Skills, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Basic Skills, Dictionaries, Elementary Education, Encyclopedias, Eskimos, Indexes, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Library Materials, Library Skills, Reference Materials, Relevance (Education), Research Skills, Study Skills, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Instructional Resources.