A-Gay-Yah (1992). A Gender Equity Curriculum for Grades 6-12. Tahlequah, Oklahoma: American Indian Resource Center. WEEA Publishing Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160.
Classroom activities and teaching lessons exploring gender roles, stereotyping, prejudice, and their impact on todays society. Focuses on various Native American Tribes.
Barreiro, Jose, and Carol Cornelius, eds. (1992). Knowledge of the Elders: The Iroquois Condolence Cane Tradition. Ithaca, NY: Cornell American Indian Program, 300 Caldwell Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, tel 607-255-6587.
Curriculum booklet for 11th grades, focusing on the power of the living oral tradition.
Caduto, J. Michael, and Joseph Bruchac (1988). Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children. Golden Colorado: Flucrum, Inc. $19.95. ISBN 1-55591-027-0. Keepers of the Earth Teacher Guide. ISBN 1-55591-040-8. $9.95.
The book features a collection of North American Indian stories and related hands-on activities designed to inspire children. The emphasis is on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching about earth and Native American cultures.
Canadian Alliance in Solidarity with Native Peoples (1988). All My Relations: Sharing Native Values Through the Arts. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Alliance. Canadian Alliance in Solidarity with Native Peoples, P.O. Box 574, Station P, Toronto, Ontario, WT55 2T1 Canada.
They also publish a bibliography of books by and about native peoples.
Carlson, Richard G., ed. (1987). Rooted Like the Ash Trees: New England Indias and the Land. Naugatuck, Canada: Eagle Wing Press.
Writings by members of New England tribes show their continued survival (despite rumors of their demise) and how they flourish on their land. Contains legends, crafts, recipes, and research on present-day land struggles valuable for classroom use.
Deloria, V., Jr., and C.M. Lytle (1984). American Indian, American Justice. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-29273-833-1, 0-29273-834-X.
Good contemporary source on native peoples rights.
Harvey, Karen D., et al. (1990). Teaching About Native Americans. Bulletin No. 84. Washington, DC: National Council for the Social Studies.
A myriad of teaching units with lists of other sources for use in the classroom.
Heinrich, June Sark (1977). "Native Americans: What Not to Teach," in Unlearning Indian Stereotypes. NY: Council on Interracial Books for Children. Council on Interracial Books for Children, 1841 Broadway, New York, NY 10023.
Hirschfelder, Arlene A. (1982). American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children: A Reader and Bibliography. Metuchen, NY: Scarecrow Press, tel 800-537-7107.
The book has been created to show that a childs world is saturated with hundreds of images of savage, noble, lazy, or nonhuman Indians that obscure, misrepresent, and render trivial the rich cultures and histories of Native Americans. Intended for early childhood, elementary, and secondary educators and the general public, the publication contains carefully selected articles that spell out the attitudes of children about Indians, explain the emergence of the Plains Indian stereotype, scrutinize in detail the images of Indians in childrens stories and textbooks, analyze toy Indian imagery, describe the misuse of Native American religion and customs, and report on sports teams with Indian names and derogatory mascots.
Jaimes, Annette M., ed. (1992). The State of Native America: Genocide, Colonization, and Resistance. Boston: South End Press. ISBN 0-89608-424-8. South End Press, 300 Puritan Ctr. Pkwy., P.O. Box 7816, Edison NJ 08818, tel 201-225-1900.
Essays by American Indians examine treaty, land, fishing, and religious rights; self-governance; identity; and the Leonard Peltier case.
Lowery, June (1985). A Guide to American Indian Resource Material for Classroom Instruction. Philadelphia: Indian Rights Association. Indian Rights Association, 1505 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.
MacGregor, Jean, ed. (1992). The Columbus Quincentennial: Sourcebook. Olympis, WA: Evergreen State College.
A bibliography of materials and resource people for teaching about the impact of the European invasion on the native peoples of the Americas. Several introductory essays.
Resource Center of the Americas (1993). Rigoberta Menchu: The Prize that Broke the Silence. Minneapolis: Resource Center of the Americas. $7.00. Resource Center of the Americas, 317 - 17th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2077, tel 612-627-9445.
This activity-based resource packet for grades 7-adult is an exciting new multicultural curriculum packet honors indigenous Guatemalan leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum. Designed for social studies classes, Spanish language classes, and adult study groups, this 32-page resource utilizes photographs, journaling, maps, background information on Guatemala, group discussion, and decision-making to examine relationships between indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Activities center on themes common to people in Guatemala and the United States, including huma rights, shared leadership, toxic substances, conflict resolution, and "thinking globally." Available in Spanish and English.
Rethinking Schools (1991). Milwaukee. $10.00. ISBN 0-942961-14-5. 1001 East Keef, Milwaukee, WI 53212, tel 414-964-9646.
This special issue on the Quincentenary, "Rethinking Columbus," critically examines traditional teachings on the European conquest. It includes book reviews on Columbus, essays by native and African Americans on Columbuss legacy, an annotated bibliography, and more.
"The Rights of Indigenous Peoples" in Human Rights Education: The Fourth R (Spring 1992). Chicago: AI USA Educators Network, 53 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3606, tel 312-427-2060.
This issue of The Fourth R coincided with the beginning of the Amnesty International (AI) campaign for "Indigenous Peoples in the Americas." Articles address the historical context and importance of land and water rights, the range of AI concerns and activities about indigenous peoples, and culturally sensitive education of indigenous peoples in Canada. It includes information on the film "The Mission," violations of indigenous rights in Ecuador, a learning activity for grades 7-12 on "Investigating the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," and a comprehensive bibliography prepared by the AI-USA Task Force on Indigenous Peoples.
Robinson, Barbara (1988). Native American Sourcebook: A Teachers Resource on New England Native Peoples. Concord, NH: Concord Museum.
Although this book--actually a looseleaf binder--covers New England, it provides an excellent model for teaching history and contemporary issues. The lessons are easy to use, complete, and many of the handouts are suitable for use anywhere in the country.
Seale, Doris, and Beverly Slapin, eds. (1991). Through Indian Eyes, The Native Experience in Books for Children. Berkeley: Oyate. $24.95. Oyate, 2702 Mathews Street Berkeley, CA 94702, tel 510-848-6700.
An excellent resource for elementary classroom teachers and librarians. The first half of the book is filled with articles, stories, and poetry. In the second half are in-depth reviews of books dealing with Native Americans. The final section includes one of the best bibliographies of books on Native Americans for children.
Taylor, Drew Hayden (1990). Toronto at Dreamers Rock: Education is our Right. Saskatoon: Fifth House. ISBN 09200796-44.
A Dickens-like drama with spirits of education past, present, and future showing the Minister of Indian Affairs his errors.
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