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ERIC Number: ED266891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Lethbridge Univ. (Alberta).
Note: For the student text, see RC 015 594.