ERIC Number: ED420483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Standards for History.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.
This document presents American Indian history standards that are closely aligned with the 1996 expanded edition of the U.S. national standards for history. The American Indian standards should be used in conjunction with the national standards document itself and therefore, follow the same format, organization, and language. The Indian-specific material is directly correlated to specific national standards. Despite an element of cultural bias, the language of the national standards document was not changed in order to facilitate cross-referencing. Where obvious cultural bias exists, this document comments on the bias and suggests learning activities to address it. Standards for grades K-4 cover four topics: families and communities, now and long ago; history of students' own state or region; U.S. democratic values and the contributions of many cultures to U.S. heritage; and history of peoples of many cultures around the world. National standards for grades 5-12 cover 9 historical eras, of which 8 are addressed in this document: beginnings to 1620; colonization and settlement, 1585-1763; Revolution and the new nation, 1754-1820s; expansion and reform, 1801-1861; Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877; development of the industrial United States, 1870-1900; emergence of modern America, 1890-1930; and postwar United States, 1945-1970s. This document may also serve as a guide to American Indian nations developing their own standards for education in their respective tribal histories and cultures. (SV)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.