Michigan Education Association

Teacher's Guides & Information

Science Through Native American Eyes*, Cradleboard Teaching Project. An interactive multimedia 650 megabyte CD-Rom for grades 5-adult. 1191 Chuuo Highway, Kappa, HI 96746; phone 808/822-3111; www.cradleboard.org.

Nokomis Learning Center Curriculum Guide (book)*
Developed by a cooperative group of educators and Native American consultants, this handbook is used for docent training at Nokomis. This 96+ page book includes information on the tribes of Michigan, their historic modes of subsistence and housing, suggested games, a selection of traditional folk myths, simple words, information on native American values, and suggestions on how to avoid inaccurate stereotypes. Spiral bound, $14.95, or loose-leaf (three-holed punched)

Bussey, M.T. People of the Three Fires: The Ottawa, Potawatomi, & Ojibway of Michigan Workbook & Teacher's Guide. Michigan Indian Press, 1989.* (Middle School & above)

Bigelow, Bill & Peterson, Bob. Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years. Rethinking School Publication, Milwaukee, WI 800/669-4192, www.rethinkingschools.org. Resources for teaching about the impact of the arrival of Columbus in the Americas.

LeBeau, P.R, Rethinking Michigan Indian History, Michigan State University Press, 2005. This text is a teaching tool that includes lessons, historical overviews, topics, definitions, resources and activities for teachers and students (middle school/high school). Issues of Indian stereotypes, the narrow focus on "great" Indian men, the lack of knowledge about treaties and treaty rights, and the role of maps to mislead or distort thinking about how history unfolds and the complexities of land ownership are addressed. A CD-ROM is included.

*Available at the Nokomis Learning Center, 5153 Marsh Rd., Okemos, MI 48864-1198. Ph. 517/349-5777 Fax 517/349-8560


Updated: February 12, 2009 12:32 PM