ERIC Number: ED420485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Supplement to the National Standards for Civics and Government.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.
This American Indian supplement to the 1994 National Civics and Government Standards aims to provide classroom teachers with useful ideas for instructional content focused on American Indian-related civics and government issues. Like the national standards, this document is divided into the grade level groupings of K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. The supplement should be used in conjunction with the national standards document itself and therefore follows the same format, organization, and language. Only certain sections of the national standards were adapted to include Indian-specific content. The supplement refers to specific national content standards by number; comments on or interprets them in relation to American Indian students and issues; and, where appropriate, adds additional standards and performance indicators for Indian students. Most interpretations and additions involve issues related to tribal government and its powers; tribal sovereignty; the relationships among federal, state, and tribal governments; the nature of civic life in American Indian communities; the rights and responsibilities of American Indians as citizens of the United States and their tribes; and the history of the federal-Indian relationship. This supplement may also be used as a guideline 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.