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An instructor's guide to traditional Native American games of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee : grades 5-8.

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dc.contributor.author Hilliard, K en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-20T16:16:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-20T16:16:57Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3914
dc.description.abstract The purpose for this study was to develop a guide for instructors to use in understanding and teaching traditional games of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee. This guide is intended not only to provide an educational resource for instructors to use in teaching how to play traditional Eastern Band of the Cherokee games, but also as a resource to utilize in passing on historical and traditional information about each game. en_US
dc.description.abstract In creating this study the researcher identified two major topics to be reviewed: (1) Historical information relating to Native American culture with an emphasis on the Eastern Band of the Cherokee and traditional games of the Eastern Band (to provide a historical background of each game, including traditional purposes, how each game was played, traditional equipment, and other beneficial information for instructors and students). (2) Curriculum development information (to guide the researcher in developing the components and format for the instructor's guide). en_US
dc.description.abstract After reviewing the historical information available through interviews and literature, three categories of Eastern Band of the Cherokee games were found. These categories include games of skill and dexterity; games of amusement; and games of chance. Within the games of skill and dexterity category ten traditional Eastern Band of the Cherokee games were noted: arrow/dart throwing, tipping, and tossing games; blowgun games; chunkey; cornstalk shooting; a hunting game; kickball; marbles; a running game; stickball; and tug-of-war. Within the games of amusement category only one traditional Eastern Band of the Cherokee game was noted, a string game called Crow's Feet. Within the games of chance category there was also only one traditional Eastern Band of the Cherokee game found, a basket dice tossing game called Jacksnap. en_US
dc.description.abstract After reviewing the curriculum development literature, the Tennessee Instructional Model (1984) was selected for the overall design of the instructor's guide, with the added features of photographs of traditional equipment, when available, and lead-up activities which teach the skills necessary to play each game. en_US
dc.description.abstract By combining the Native American historical information and curriculum development information the instructor's guide was created, which includes an introduction to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee people and detailed lesson plans for each traditional game. The guidebook was constructed for the developmental characteristics of students in the fifth through the eighth grade. It is hoped that this guidebook will serve as a tool for instructors to use in keeping alive the history and traditions of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee games. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cherokee Indians Games en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Recreation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Physical en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Social Sciences en_US
dc.title An instructor's guide to traditional Native American games of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee : grades 5-8. en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Doctoral en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.description.degree D.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department HPERS en_US


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