ERIC Number: ED340525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Lessons for Teachers of American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Canadian First Nations.
Cardwell, Guyneth, Ed.; And Others
Annual workshops for the development of a Native American cultural curriculum bring together educators and advocates of Native cultural education from across the United States and Canada. As a product of the July 1990 workshop held in Juneau, this booklet contains lesson plans for teachers of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Canadian Native youth who are interested in exploring Native cultures in the classroom. The 41 lesson plans are grouped into early childhood, elementary, secondary, and adult education. Each lesson plan indicates the cultural concept, target grade level, related subject areas, long term goals, and immediate objectives; outlines the lesson; describes student activities and evaluation activities; and lists resources and developers. Lessons include language activities, aspects of traditional daily life, family structure, survival skills, tribal politics, Native history, spiritual concepts related to the wholeness and interconnectedness of the world and harmony with nature, the purpose of legends, gathering and preparation of Native foods, dance, respect for elders, ceremonies, social customs, and symbols. Native tribes and peoples represented are the Gitxsan, Navajo, Zia Pueblo (Keres), Snohomish, tribes of Puget Sound, Narragansett, Tlingit, Passamaquoddy, Ketchikan, Tsimpshian, Haida, Ojibwe (Chippewa), Eskimo, Metis, and Athapascan. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. American Indian Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Canada