ERIC Number: ED451980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
[Indian Education Curriculum Guide.] Revised Edition.
McCluskey, Murton L.
This guide contains information and suggestions intended for the teacher planning an Indian unit or American Indian Heritage Day activities. The first five chapters describe American Indian contributions and influences in foods, design, language, government, pharmaceuticals, art, and sports. The sixth chapter contains 24 sources for these contributions. Three chapters present suggested activities for Native American Day and other celebrations, as well as activities related to Native Americans in the subject areas of art, home economics, language arts, mathematics, music, physical education, science, and social studies. Detailed plans are not included. For specific details or affirmation, it is recommended that teachers consult their Indian education program, resource people, tribal council, or others possessing specific knowledge on the topics. An extensive bibliography section presents fiction, nonfiction, and reference works, including references for selecting books about Native Americans and for incorporating Native materials into the curriculum. Books are separated into two sections, for secondary students and adults and for children. Resources are also listed for specific Montana tribes. Two chapters present a chronology of important dates and the declaration of American Indian Heritage Day in Montana. The final chapter presents the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans, a map of early tribal distribution, and an outline and directions for a Native American education unit. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Tribes
Office of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana