Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Mandan Indians
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Turtle and Pretty Crane - Teacher's Guide
by Susan Eleutario
Teacher's guide for "Turtle and Pretty Crane," a documentary featuring Mandan and Hidatsa storyteller and flute player Keith Bear from the Forth Berthold Indian Reservation of northwestern North Dakota. The story told in the video is described by Keith Bear as an American Indian version of “Romeo and Juliet.” The video and lesson plans provide an opportunity for students to explore issues relating to music and culture, the analysis of legends, and the artistry of a Native American performer. The video is approximately 9 minutes long and is available on the website. Lesson plans in the teacher's guide (17 p. PDF) have benchmarks and standards for grades 9-12 for Language Arts, Social Studies, and Music.
|Grade Level: 9-12
||Curriculum: Music; Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Geography; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Video recordings; Lesson plans
|Subjects: Legends; Storytellers; Indians of North America; Music; Oral tradition; Storytelling; North Dakota--Social life and customs; Hidatsa Indians; Mandan Indians; Tales
Geographic locations: North Dakota
North Dakota Council on the Arts
1600 E. Century Avenue, #6
Bismarck ND 58503-0649