ERIC Number: ED478402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
After the Rain: Using the Rain.
Old Elk, Arlene; Stoklas, Jackie
The Heard Museum (Phoenix, Arizona) has developed and updated an integrated curriculum for use in grades K-3. The goals for this curriculum are to: (1) share museum resources with schools; (2) promote cross-cultural understanding through a focus on rain, a universal requirement for life; (3) help students understand that Native Americans are contemporary people maintaining identity and values in the modern world; (4) develop an awareness of the varied expressions of rain in the art, literature, and customs of the native people of the greater southwest; and (5) use culturally specific materials as a vehicle for developing essential skills, especially as they relate to the Arizona Student Assessment Program. The curriculum may be used in any order. This unit contains: (1) art prints of artifacts in the Heard Museum collection related to rain; (2) specific cultural information and materials relating to a particular Native American tribe or nation featured through the art prints this cultural information is the basis for some of the lessons in mathematics, science, and language skills; (3) mathematics lessons with a special emphasis on measuring and comparing; (4) science lessons, usually hands-on or observational units; (5) language skills, including reading, listening comprehension, writing, vocabulary, and poetry skills; and (6) art projects. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Community Resources, Cultural Context, Educational Facilities, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Mathematics, Museums, Primary Education, Primary Sources, Sciences, Skill Development, Student Educational Objectives, Thematic Approach
Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323. Tel: 602-252-8344; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.heard.org/rain/using_the_rain/usingtherain.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.