ERIC Number: ED420489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
American Indian Supplement for Standards on Tribal Language Learning.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.
This document was developed for use with American Indian students receiving tribal language instruction. The material is based on the content and format of the 1996 "Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century." The U.S. national standards recognize that language and culture go hand in hand and are organized around five interconnected goals: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Under each goal are "content standards" and "sample progress indicators." The national standards document also contains sample "learning scenarios" that describe classroom activities illustrative of standards-oriented instruction. This document augments the national standards by providing a set of American Indian-specific learning scenarios. Each scenario is followed by an interdisciplinary "reflection" section that references student learning or communication strategies, critical thinking skills, cultural insights, and other curricular elements related to specific national standards. Elementary-level scenarios relate to Seminole art, Salish foods, Lakota language and culture camps, and a Cherokee tribal timeline. Middle school scenarios cover Nez Perce place names, Salish foods, Passamaquoddy community service, traditional Northwest Coast stories, and a Cherokee tribal timeline. High school scenarios relate to Shawnee oratory, Passamaquoddy community service, Navajo radio broadcasts, Menominee language and technology, and Tohono O'odham oral history. An outline of the national standards is included. (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.
Note: To accompany the "1996 Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century" developed by the National Standards in Foreign Language Learning Education Project; see ED 394 279.