ERIC Number: ED384278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The NESA Activities Handbook for Native and Multicultural Classrooms. Volume Three.
Sawyer, Don, Comp.; Lundeberg, Wayne, Comp.
This book, the last of three volumes, contains educational, culture-sensitive activities tested and designed for use in native and multicultural classrooms. The activities, developed by Native Education Services Associates, stress the importance of culture in students' lives, and teaches them basic personal and community-related skills so they may become more self-reliant and culturally responsible. Some of the activities have been borrowed from other sources, but many have been developed or adapted and are available here for the first time. The activities have been selected for their ability to involve students, to introduce or explain concepts, and for their capacity to have a meaningful impact on participants. Most of the activities can be used in any classroom setting. The games focus on and develop attitudes necessary for multicultural awareness and sensitivity. The activities included represent a broad scope of what has come to be known as structured experiences. Communication exercises, simulation games, values clarification activities, group process exercises and research projects are all represented in this collection. All activities share the characteristic of providing opportunity for experiential learning. The activities are arranged according to their approximate difficulty. Each activity described includes a section called "Notes on Use," which attempts to share with facilitators experiences from conducting the games. The 23 activities in this volume include complete instructions and helpful instructions for debriefing. (JL)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Games, Student Attitudes
Tillacum Library, 100-1062 Homer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ($12.95; $14.95 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Native Education Services Associates, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada