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ERIC Number: ED478405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
After the Rain: Animals.
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)
Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323. Tel: 602-252-8344; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.