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ERIC Number: ED436083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Nanagusja: A Tsuut'ina (Sarcee) Language Development Program. Unit Plan Book: Units One to Ten.
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District, Alberta (Canada).
Nanagusja is a Tsuut'ina (Sarcee) language development program composed of 10 video programs, a teacher's guide, and a unit plan book. The unit plan book, presented here, includes 10 units with 12 to 15 lessons each. Each unit begins with notes to the teacher and a Unit Overview Chart to be used to plan activities for each class. The teacher must adapt the chart to meet the needs of each group of students. Some students may be able to progress through the unit more quickly than others. Each unit includes themes, dialogues, games, poems, and activities for daily routines, reading and writing, total physical response, and evaluation. Teachers are encouraged to speak Tsuut'ina as much as possible in the classroom and to engage in daily activities that will help students gain comfort with Tsuut'ina sounds, build their vocabulary base, learn Tsuut'ina grammar, develop literacy in Tsuut'ina, learn about the culture, and keep them motivated. (KFT/JLR)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Athapascan Languages, Canada Natives, Class Activities, Cultural Maintenance, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Language Maintenance, Lesson Plans, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Teaching Guides, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Learning Resources Distributing Centre, Alberta Education, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District, Alberta (Canada).
Identifiers - Location: Canada