ERIC Number: ED340522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of Washington and the Environment. A Collection of Information and Curriculum Lessons To Assist Educators in Teaching about Tribal Natural Resource Relationship.
Western Regional Environmental Education Council.; American Forest Foundation, Washington, DC.
The American Indian tribes of Washington have a unique relationship with natural resources, one of reverence and reliance. While non-Indian people traditionally approach natural resources from the perspective of ownership, tribal peoples view natural resources as components of life and culture. The survival of Washington tribes depends upon a sustainable natural resource base. This booklet contains lesson plans and classroom activities that help students become aware of tribal ways of life and historical and contemporary interactions with the natural world and non-Indian people. Major curriculum concepts include: (1) the diversity and importance of Washington's natural resources; (2) diverse uses of natural resources by people; (3) the influence of natural resources on cultures; (4) the role of culture in the development of controversial issues and the communication process for resolving such issues; (5) the finite nature of resources and related decision making; and (6) values clarification about the web of interrelationships among humans, fish, wildlife, and the environment. Lessons cover Washington geography, climate, and wildlife; daily life of Indians and first White settlers; sources of clothing; treaties; watershed, wildlife, and forest management; water quality; salmon fishing and Native fishing rights; American Indian reservations; historical timelines; and history, culture, and legends of the Quinault, Nisqually, Squaxin, and Tulalip tribes. Twenty-three additional resources are listed. This booklet contains maps, data tables, and graphics. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Environmental Education Council.; American Forest Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Washington