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ERIC Number: EJ700795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Reaching Children through Their Ancestral Language and Authentic Literature
Bannon, Kay Thorpe
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v12 n4 p232 Win 2004
In this article, the author describes a program of Eastern Cherokee ancestral language restoration in Cherokee, North Carolina. One of the primary goals of the program is to enhance the self-concept of the children and motivate the students to experience academic excitement and success. The use of authentic legends and stories is one method utilized in the program. A detailed account of the writing and authenticating of one legend is given. A language immersion program is also described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina