ERIC Number: ED472005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Campfire Stories with George Catlin--An Encounter of Two Cultures.
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
This lesson plan collection focuses on attitudes and opinions held by Native Americans and European Americans about the United States. The lesson plans are arranged in four sections: (1) "Ancestral Lands" (Debating for Land; Making Treaties and Weaving Wampum; Pipestone Quarry and Westward Expansion: Whose Rock Is It Anyway); (2) "Catlin's Quest" (Inside Catlin's Head; Letters from the Frontier: Reading and Writing Primary Documents; Creating the Past: Understanding Artifacts; Connecting to the Past: Making a Memory Box); (3) "Chiefs and Leaders" (Leadership -- Past and Present: Preliminary Activity; Symbols of Power in Native American Clothing; Cracking Catlin's Code'; Quiz Show! What Were You Thinking? What Did You Say?); and (4) "Western Landscape (Native American Folklore; Mandan Buffalo Dance and You; At Home on the Prairie). Each lesson outlines educational objectives; addresses national history and language arts standards and skills and visual arts standards; suggests interdisciplinary connections and length; notes materials needed; provides content introduction; offers guided practice and independent practice activities and a wrap-up activity; and lists Internet resources. Contains a selection of George Catlin's paintings and a vocabulary list. (BT)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Art Education, Cultural Context, Heritage Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Painting (Visual Arts), Primary Sources, Secondary Education, United States History
Smithsonian Institution, American Art Museum, Washington, DC 20560. For full text: http://catlinclassroom.si.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.