ERIC Number: ED355062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Montana Institute for Effective Teaching of American Indian Children (Pablo, MT, June 9-14, 1991).
Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.
This document contains 12 units of study and student activities that incorporate American Indian culture into various aspects of the elementary school curriculum. These teaching units are the outcome of a teacher summer workshop held at Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana. Sections describe: (1) research and presentations on the Indian tribes of Montana; (2) exploration of family history, genealogy, and cultural background; (3) Grade 1 activities that integrate American Indian culture and literature, information on local plants, and nature activities into a whole language curriculum, NASTARS, a pilot program in which Native American high school students read or share oral stories with second graders, and activities involving the Kootenai legend of Medicine Tree Hill; (4) calendar-related activities that teach Salish and Kootenai tradition; (5) 8 days of Salish and Kootenai cultural activities culminating in a cultural fair and a mini-powwow; (6) story telling and writing activities that emphasize respect for the Earth and the circle of life; (7) recognizing and using Mandan symbols; (8) design and construction of various types of Native American shelters; (9) lessons and class discussion that address Indian-White conflicts about the land; (10) inservice teacher education on cultural awareness and building parent involvement; (11) activities to build self-esteem; and (12) story telling to build cultural awareness and understanding. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.