ERIC Number: ED406321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Sourcebook: A Teacher's Resource on New England Native Peoples.
A major aim of this source book is to provide a basic historical perspective on the Native American cultures of New England and promote a sensitive understanding of contemporary American Indian peoples. An emphasis is upon cultures which originated and/or are presently existent in the Concord River Basin. Locally found artifacts are used in the reconstruction of past life ways. This archaeological study is presented side by side with current concerns of New England Native Americans. The sourcebook is organized in six curriculum units, which include: (1) "Archaeology: People and the Land"; (2) "Archaeology: Methods and Discoveries"; (3) "Cultural Lifeways: Basic Needs"; (4) "Cultural Lifeways: Basic Relationships"; (5) "Cultural Lifeways: Creative Expression"; and (6) "Cultural Lifeways: Native Americans Today." Background information, activities, and references are provided for each unit. Many of the lessons are written out step-by-step, but ideas and references also allow for creative adaptations. A list of material sources, resource organizations and individuals, and an index conclude the book. (MM)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, Archaeology, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Social Studies, Units of Study
Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742 ($16 plus $4.95 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Concord Museum, MA.