Curriculum Guides and Resources Available to Idaho Teachers

 

The IHC has materials available to Idaho teachers! Most are curriculum guides created by Idaho teachers during our teacher institutes and others are resources for your classrooms.

 

Please note: Publications are free to Idaho teachers; however, we ask teachers to cover the cost of postage and handling via Media Mail rate. Some publications are oversized and require special packaging. All items are available through the Idaho Humanities Council, except where noted. Donations over and above the cost of postage are greatly appreciated. Checks should be payable to: Idaho Humanities Council, 217 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho 83702. Email info@idahohumanities.org for more information.

Amerikanuak! Basques in the High Desert
Published by the Idaho Humanities Council, 1995 (please include $3.00 for postage and handling; multiple copies are available for classroom use)

This illustrated booklet presents through a number of essays and historic photographs a portrait of the Basque experience in the American West.

Included topics are: Who are the Basques?, Basque Sheepherding, Translating the Culture, Basque Boardinghouses, Basque Pioneer Women, Music and Dance, Changing Images, Beyond Amerikanuak and A Basque Bookshelf.

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Idaho and the American West Curriculum Guide
For elementary and secondary teachers
Published by the Idaho Humanities Council, 1999 (please include $4.00 for shipping and handling)

Teachers at IHC's 1998 teacher institute developed this supplement guide to teaching Idaho history.

It provides lessons such as: Journey to Idaho, Preserving our Heritage, Gulliver's Walks Across Idaho, The Great Seal of Idaho Game, My Town Oral History Project, Idaho History Facts and Trivia and Map Races.

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Idaho and the American West: Curriculum Guide
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Tough Paradise: The Literature of Idaho and the Intermountain West (Large Tabloid)
Published by the Idaho Humanities Council, 1995 (please include $3.00 for shipping and handling)

This tabloid offers an overview of the literature of Idaho and the American West. As overviews, the essays invite readers to consider further reading, and a brief bibliography of additional readings, suggested by the writers of these essays, is included on the last page.

Essays include:
Who is I? By Ron McFarland
Emigration, Folklore, and Sense of Place by Louie Attebery
Three Victorian Gentlewomen Encounter Idaho and Live to Tell the Tale by David Barber
Idaho as a Place of Redemption in the Works of LDS Pioneers, Nelle Portrey Davis and Grace Jordan by Susan Swetnam
Writing Close to Home by William Studebaker
Stories that Make the World by Rodney Frey
The Place of Janet Campbell Hale and Sherman Alexie in American Indian Literature by Dennis Walsh
Vardis Fisher by Barbara Meldrum
Nature and Culture in Idaho's Poetry by Ford Swetnam
Having Roots and Being Windblown: Contemporary Writers in the Western Landscape by Janne Goldbeck

You can find Tough Paradise articles also at the Idaho State Library's "Let's Talk About It" website: www.lili.org/isl/ltai/

 

Tough Paradise Curriculum Guide
Published by the Idaho Humanities Council, 2001. (please include $4.00 for shipping and handling)

Teacher's at IHC's 2000 Tough Paradise: The Literature of Idaho and the Intermountain West teacher institute developed this supplement guide.

The guide includes lessons (using Intermountain West literature) such as: Idaho Indian Research Project, Colorful Characters of Fremont County, Discovering Me in the New West, Town Poetry and Everyone Has a Story.

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Paradox Politics: Idaho Political History Since WWII
A Study Guide for Teachers
Published by the Idaho Humanities Council, 2002. (please include $2.00 for shipping and handling)

This study guide is a result of IHC's 2002 summer teacher institute Paradox Politics: Idaho Political History Since World War II, held at Albertson College. The guide is based on unit questions from We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution (a publication of the Center for Civic Education).

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Raices Culturales: Cultural Roots, A Model for Integrating Folklife in the Classroom
Published by the Idaho Humanities Council in collaboration with the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Idaho State Historical Society, 2002. (please include $2.00 for shipping and handling)

This project guide is a result of IHC's 2001 teacher institute Raices Culturales: Cultural Roots, A Model for Integrating Folklife in the Classroom, held at Albertson College. The teachers at the institute created this guide as a way to integrate history and traditions of different cultures in the classroom. Some of the projects include topics such as: Basque Music, Latin American Literature, and Working in the Payette, Idaho Area.

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