As the first Americans, hundreds of indigenous bands and nations already lived in North America when European explorers first set out to conquer an inhabited land. This book captures the early history of these complex societies and their 500 year struggle to survive against all odds from war, displacement, broken treaties, and boarding schools. It celebrates their many contributions to modern society and Includes profiles of famous Native Americans and their contributions. Readers will also learn about Native American culture through a time line, maps, online resources and hands-on activities.
Guide to exploring Native American issues with children. The authors, one Native, one white, both educators, show ways to incorporate authentic learning experiences about Native Americans into your curriculum. This book is organized around five cross-cultural themes--Children, Home, Families, Community, and the Environment. The authors present activities, from children's books they recommend, to develop skills in reading and writing, science, math, make-believe, art, and more. The book provides helpful guidelines and resource lists for selecting appropriate toys, children's books, music, and art, and also includes a family heritage project.
The purpose of this book is to provide insights into effective teaching of Native America students in our schools. This book is meant to be read by those involved in the field of education, especially those who are ingaged with Indigenous populations. This community includes teachers, teachers-in-preparation, administrators, counselors, coaches, school nurses and members of school boards of education. It also includes members of the public that we serve in our schools.