Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
September 23, 2000 - Issue 19

Favorite Sites
by Vicki Lockard from various sources

The Native American Navigator is an interface for geographical, historical, topical and keyword-based student inquiry on topics related to Native American history and culture in the United States. Clickable maps, an extensive timeline, a web of topics pages and a site & network-wide search page make the four corners of the Navigator's Medicine Wheel.
Native American Navigator


From the University of Southern California libraries, includes major sources of information including: books on images and stereotypes of Native Americans, dictionaries and encyclopedias, biographical sources, atlases, bibliographies and guides, cd-roms on Native Americans, statistics, locating journal, magazine and newspaper articles, directories, dissertations, videos, audio recordings, journal subscriptions held by USC libraries, resource centers in Southern California. Also includes special topics secton about Native Americans including: art of Native Americans, literature of Native Americans, Native Americans in politics and government, Native American religion and mythology, artists' views of Native Americans, and interesting web sites.
Native American Resources


This article looks from a historical perspective at what impact the implementation of the American Indian Languages Act might have on Indian education.
American Indian Language Policy and School Success


This study is an exploratory effort to determine current thinking about learning styles from the perspective of those groups closely associated with American Indian students, i.e., teachers and administrators of the schools attended by American Indian students. The study assumes that there is a pervasive, but not clearly defined, understanding by practitioners of learning styles relating to American Indian people. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of teacher knowledge about learning styles and to determine the extent to which this knowledge is applied in classrooms attended by American Indian students.
American Indian Learning Styles Survey


Waterbird Creations (via the First Nations site) is proud to bring to Indian Country, the original/copyrighted decal artwork of Charlie Silverwater
Waterbird Creations

Teachers and students are members of an extended community. The Community section of The Quest Channel allows students and teachers opportunities for collaboration. Expert teachers, students, and classrooms around the world guide first-time Questers to maximize Quest learning opportunities, during the live Quest and beyond. Unraveling mysteries is so much easier when you can share your experience with students and teachers around the world.
Classroom Connect Quest Channel


HandSpeak is an animated dictionary of sign language. A new sign is added daily.
Handspeak: A Sign Language Dictionary Online


American Sign Language Resource Guide
American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language that is largely used by the deaf community as well as those who have other forms of communication challenges. With ASL, the hands, facial expressions and body movements are used to represent words. ASL is more than just a handful of symbols to help people communicate; it is a complete language, with its own rules and grammatical structure. ASL is used by hundreds of thousands of individuals across the United States and Canada. Like any language, learning ASL requires a lot of study and practice, but the time spent learning ASL comes with many benefits, even for those who are not hearing-impaired or have no difficulty communicating verbally.


Welcome to History Matters, designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents and threaded discussions on teaching U.S. history.
History Matters

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