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ERIC Number: ED282698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Hupa Natural Resources Dictionary.
Bennett, Ruth, Ed.; And Others
Created by children in grades 5-8 who were enrolled in a year-long Hupa language class, this computer-generated, bilingual book contains descriptions and illustrations of local animals, birds, and fish. The introduction explains that students worked on a Macintosh computer able to print the Unifon alphabet used in writing the Hupa language. Students learned to type on the computer, to use the Macintosh mouse to manipulate actions on the computer, and to draw and "paint." A typical page is the work of one student and contains a computer-generated drawing of an animal and computer generated text in Hupa and English. Numerous drawing techniques and types of print are used. A sample of descriptions in English translation includes: deer is sweet to eat, bear--you never know what he will do, coyote stays around the flats, otter likes to eat salmon, and weasel is rattlesnake's husband. Descriptions and illustrations are created for 29 animals ranging from dog and cat to beaver and pileated woodpecker. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Animals, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Childrens Art, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Creative Writing, Cultural Context, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Illustrations, Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, Picture Books, Student Developed Materials, Student Publications, Word Processing, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.; Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ.-Humboldt, Arcata. Center for Community Development.