I would like feedback on the following.
The program where I work chose to focus a semester on American Indian-related topics, and it became clear to me that it was difficult to obtain material concerning American Indians that was suitable for ESL students. Moreover, it became evident that most of the students knew very little about American Indians. As a consequence, I've begun to develop a text which is intended to meet this need. The student target level is high-intermediate to advanced, and the principle focus is placed on reading skills. The exercises are written to involve students in group discussions and research projects.
It is divided into units covering several tribes in each of 5 geographic regions of the United States. Each chapter within a unit treats a particular tribe, providing some history, description of culture (past and present), and a myth from this tribe. In addition there are exercises relating to all the text. I’m also developing a teacher’s guide and answer key.
My questions are:
1) would this text be useful to you as an ESL teacher?
2) Do you have thoughts on ways I could improve my approach?
Your help will be appreciated!