ERIC Number: ED420484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Supplement to the National Standards for Geography Education.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.
Designed to accompany the 1994 "Geography for Life: National Standards for Geography," this supplement aims to provide teachers of American Indian students with useful ideas for classroom geography instruction. To facilitate teacher use in conjunction with the national standards document itself, the supplement follows the same format, organization, and language as the national document. Although "performance expectations" of the national standards call for a scope of concepts at a "variety of scales (local to global)," the focus of the supplement's American Indian themes is primarily North America and occasionally South America. An Indian-based activity that addresses a geographic issue at a single point within the overall spectrum of scale can contribute to meeting the national standard. This assumes that additional activities will be undertaken to address other areas within the "local to global" spectrum. As in the national document, the supplement is divided into grade level groupings of K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Within each grade level, standards are presented for six topics: the world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and the uses of geography. Activities with an American Indian focus are described for each of the performance expectations outlined under each standard. American Indian nations may also use this supplement as a guide for developing more tribally specific local standards. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.