ERIC Number: ED436084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Nanagusja: A Tsuut'ina (Sarcee) Language Development Program. Teacher's Guide.
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District, Alberta (Canada).
Nanagusja is a Tsuut'ina (Sarcee) language development program designed to complement the Tsuut'ina community's endeavors to revive and maintain the Tsuut'ina language. It is also anticipated that Nanagusja will have a positive effect on the affective, cognitive, and psychomotor development of the Tsuut'ina youth who are exposed to this resource. The program is composed of 10 videoprograms, a teacher's guide, and a unit plan book. The teacher's guide, presented here, is designed to help teachers structure lessons and make material in the unit plan book more accessible to students. It includes the following sections: Resource Description (Videotapes, Teacher's Guide, Unit Plan Book); Program Statement (Rationale, Nanagusja Philosophy, General Goals, Statement of Content); Specification of Content (Cultural Content, Evaluation of Cultural Learning, Issues in the Teaching of Culture); Language and Language Development (What Is Language, Language Development and Acquisition, Communicative Competency, Language Variants, Literacy, Orthography); Guidelines for Implementation (Overview of Methodology, Minimum Requirements for Success); Guidelines for Planning (Unit Planning, Lesson Planning); Methodology (Introduction, Proposed Core Teaching Techniques); four appendices (Language Learning, Sample Lessons for Unit 1, Sample Lessons for Unit 2, Games); footnotes, and a 39-item bibliography. (KFT/JLR)
Descriptors: Athapascan Languages, Canada Natives, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Maintenance, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Instructional Materials, Language Maintenance, 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 - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District, Alberta (Canada).
Identifiers - Location: Canada