ERIC Number: ED266891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Sacred Tree. Teacher's Guide.
Lethbridge Univ. (Alberta).
Learning activities and background information are featured in this guide to a program of self-exploration and development suitable for high school students or adults. Introductory material explains the philosophy of the curriculum, which approaches alcohol and drug abuse prevention among Native people by presenting a code of ethics, ideals, and traditional values of Native culture. Unit 1 outlines steps for conducting community-based research focused on the effects of alcohol and drugs and intended to create in the learners a need for the values presented in the curriculum. Unit 2 discusses emotions that students may experience during the course and suggests ways for the teacher to encourage creative expression. Units 3 and 5 provide questions to guide the students' viewing of"Where We've Been and Where We're Going," a videotape from the perspective of Native people who have overcome drug and alcohol abuse. Unit 4 defines 12 key concepts from the videotape (volition, potential, growth and change, etc.) and lists related learning activities. Unit 6 suggests ways to present the legend of the "Sacred Tree" and help students understand its symbolic teachings. Activities include writing autobiographies, creating personal shields, and planning a ceremonial event to recognize the strengths of each student. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Affective Behavior, Alcohol Education, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Beliefs, Canada Natives, Codes of Ethics, Creative Activities, Cultural Context, Drug Education, Ethical Instruction, Foreign Countries, Illustrations, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Legends, Moral Development, Moral Values, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Values, Spiritual Development, Values Clarification, Values Education, Videotape Recordings
The Four Worlds Development Project, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4 00 ($7.25 each; 5 or more copies, $6.25). The curriculum package which includes the Sacred Tree text (set of 25), Teacher's Guide, and Part I & II videotapes described in the abstract is available from The Four Worlds Development Project for $150.00.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Lethbridge Univ. (Alberta).
Note: For the student text, see RC 015 594.