ERIC Number: ED328393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Thanksgiving: A Resource Guide. An Indian Education Curriculum Unit.
This resource guide contains information designed to correct historical distortions about American Indians and to dispel the stereotypical image of the American Indian culture. The booklet includes: (1) a historical timeline that matches major developments in Europe, Asia, and American Indian histories; (2) a description of the Indian view of creation and prehistory of North America; (3) a description of the encounters of Columbus with Caribbean natives; (4) a listing of the misconceptions presented by Hollywood and other media; (5) the real Thanksgiving story; (6) maps of the tribes and agricultural/hunting areas of North America; (7) a student activity guide and activities including coloring pages, maze, word search, dot to dot, and picture pages. Also included is a critique of the inaccuracies of a commercially prepared Indian Thanksgiving decoration. The materials in this guide were developed for use on the fourth grade level, although the background information could be adapted for use at any level. (ALL)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Holidays, Resource Materials, Resource Units, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Coos County Indian Education Coordination Program, 9140 Cape Arago Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420-9645 ($5.00 includes shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coos County Indian Education Coordination Program, Coos Bay, OR.