ERIC Number: ED423520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Walker of Time [and Teacher's Guide].
Vick, Helen Hughes
Intended for adolescent readers, this award-winning book is the first in a time travel trilogy that blends ancient Sinagua and present-day Hopi Indian life with archaeology, social awareness, and adventure. The books relate the story of Walker Talayesva, a contemporary Hopi teenager who travels back in time 800 years to take his place as the leader of the Ancient Sinagua people. In-depth research on the archaeology and anthropology of the American Southwest contributes to the background of the books, which also deal with dedication to family commitment, the value of learning, and the importance of inner integrity. The books' purpose is to teach young people solid values that will carry them through life. The teacher's guide is designed to help the classroom teacher use the young adult novel "Walker of Time" to develop language-based, program-integrated units in arts, geography, health, history, social studies, and music. It gives basic ideas in each of these subjects so that teachers can use them as springboards to develop their own units. The guide contains an in-depth literature section with material on vocabulary, characterization, plot analysis, writing exercise, comprehension, and fun activities for each chapter. Each unit in the guide includes comprehension questions that can be copied and handed out to the class. The guide's ideas can be adapted, added to, or changed to meet the needs of fourth-grade through twelfth-grade students. An extensive resource list of books, magazines, and videos is included--most items are readily available in libraries and bookstores. (NKA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, American Indian Culture, Anthropology, Family Life, Fiction, Hopi (Tribe), Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Literary Awards, Moral Values, Recreational Reading, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Teaching Guides
Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 5455 Spine Road, Mezzanine West, Boulder, CO 80301 (paperback of "Walker of Time": ISBN-0-943173-80-9, $9.95; teacher's guide: ISBN-1-57140-004-4).
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona