Publication Date

1-1-1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Wheaton, Terry

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Department

Department of Literacy and Elementary Education

Abstract

The study of Native Americans is an integral part of United States history. Typically, this subject has been misrepresented at the elementary level. The purpose of this thesis is to provide a multicultural appreciation for the first North American settlers. The unit provides introductory, developmental, and culminating activities to present the culture of Native Americans creatively and concisely. The materials for this unit come from a variety of sources and combine a hands-on/discovery approach. The format of the unit is based upon a design by James Banks in the book Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies. Major findings of this project include the wealth of material available on this subject and the selectivity required to create an appropriate study. The significance of this thesis is its demonstration of the ability to create a developmentally appropriate study of a multicultural group. The typical Native American focus can be restructured into a unique discovery experience.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

70 pages (some unnumbered)

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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