ERIC Number: ED363462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Native Americans: We Are Here. Newsweek Social Studies Program.
This teaching guide contains objectives, activities, vocabulary, suggested readings, visuals, and readings divided into four units of instruction about Native Americans. Unit I examines the history of Native Americans on the North American continent from the precolonial period to the present. Unit II explores representative tribes of the eastern part of the United States and Canada from a historical and cultural standpoint. Unit III familiarizes students with Native Americans on reservations in the central regions and the spiritual beliefs of Native Americans. Unit IV discusses current tribal business activity on reservations and issues facing Alaska Natives regarding their lands. The guide contains four transparency masters of Indian tribes of North American and land transfers over three historical time periods. Fourteen short readings correspond to the units and include discussions of the growth of Indian activism since World War II, hydroelectric development on Cree lands in Quebec, archaeology and sacred sites, Indian land claims, spirituality and the Sioux Sun Dance, reservation life, and economic development. The lesson plans include questions about the readings. (KS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Newsweek, Inc., New York, NY.