ERIC Number: ED400144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Native Studies: Early Years (K-4). A Teacher's Resource Book.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
This curriculum guide was developed to give a Native American perspective to the social studies curriculum for Native students in Manitoba (Canada). The curriculum is appropriate for students in grades K-4 and is based on Native values such as respect, caring, sharing, honesty, kindness, and faith. The first section of the guide outlines three units of study for each grade level that focus on the incorporation of Native language, literature, and cultural knowledge and activities. Topics include career awareness, understanding self and others, seasonal activities, food, clothing, shelter, health and safety, communications, transportation, recreation, traditional roles of men and women, child rearing, survival in the environment, leadership, Native languages, and the lifestyles and cultures of other indigenous peoples. Each unit includes teacher information, topics, materials needed, and learning activities. The second section includes a conceptual framework for using the curriculum and identifies learner outcomes for each grade level based on First Nations and Metis cultures. The framework is intended to assist schools in integrating Native perspectives into curricula, enable students to learn the history of Manitoba and Canada before European settlement, and give the perspectives of Native people since that time. Also includes a bibliography, a glossary, and information on assessment of student achievement. (LP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, Bilingualism, Canada Natives, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Metis (People), Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Identifiers - Location: Canada