ERIC Number: ED420486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Supplement to the National Standards for Economics.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.
This American Indian economics supplement is based on the 1997 U.S. voluntary national content standards in economics. That national document is predicated on 20 "content standards" of student knowledge, each of which includes "benchmarks" for grades 4, 8, and 12. For each set of benchmarks, the national standards contain statements about how students will use the knowledge they have gained. This supplement adapts the "student uses of knowledge" for American Indian educational settings, providing sample focus areas for Indian students for each of the 20 national content standards. Comments point out cultural biases or explain Indian perspectives on specific benchmarks, and student activities to display utilization of the knowledge relevant to that benchmark are listed. Sample focus areas include tribal land, allocation of tribal resources, cost-benefit analysis of environmental issues, historic Indian economic systems, cultural influences on incentives, economic specialization in the community, producers and consumers on Indian reservations, economic effects of a tribe's special tax status, market competition in a local context, local businesses and labor market, and tribal government revenues and expenditures. This document may also serve as a stimulus of ideas for the development of tribally specific economics education 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.