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ERIC Number: ED602803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 516
Abstractor: As Provided
The Wabanakis of Maine and the Maritimes: A Resource Book by and about Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Micmac and Abenaki Indians with Extensive Resources for All Educational Levels, Including Sample Lesson Plans. 2nd Edition
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This guide provides information and instructional materials on the history and culture of the Wabanakis of Maine and the Maritime Provinces (Canada). The Wabanakis include the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Micmac and Abenaki peoples. The book is divided into four major sections. The first section provides background information on the history and culture of the Wabanaki peoples and the changes that occurred before and after European contact. The second section includes the following lesson plan groupings: How We Look at Others; Mi'kmaq; Time and Place; Legends; Wabanaki Life 500 Years Ago; Wabanaki and European Interaction: 1600-1800; An Invisible People: 1880-1950; and Contemporary Life. Each lesson plan includes suggested grade level, objectives, words to know, background materials, background notes, materials to use in class, and procedures. This section also includes additional instructional materials to supplement lesson plans. The third section includes reading materials on Wabanaki legends; stories from or about different periods in history; interviews with 30 Wabanaki people from New England and the Maritimes reflecting their family life, educational experiences, culture, and traditional values; and children's essays depicting Wabanaki life. The fourth section includes fact sheets containing information on Wabanaki territories; material culture; political, social, and spiritual life; and colonial life before the Revolutionary War. This section also includes information on Wabanaki games, doll making, designs, songs, language, projects with natural materials, finger weaving, constructing a wigwam, and recipes. The book also includes a list of additional resources: periodicals; Native governments, organizations, associations and institutions; museums; and reservation communities. Contains a bibliography with 104 references, photographs, illustrations, and an index. [This revised edition was prepared for and published by the Wabanaki Program of the American Friends Service Committee. It replaces ED393621.]
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A