This series is priceless. Broken down into smaller vignettes and organized with historical dates, these DVDs and guides integrate seamlessly into existing social studies curriculum.
In our quests to provide more accuracy, more perspectives, and more engagement with our students, teachers can now include the local and regional tribal perspectives about the Lewis & Clark Trail.
Students hear-through tribes' oral traditions-accounts of their first contact with non-Indians. What's more, teachers present current controversies and struggles tribes face today that result from that first encounter. Web Link »
Native American Resources:
Center for Research on Equity, Diversity and Excellence: If you are a teacher, teacher educator, administrator or researcher concerned with effective education for Native American students, take a look at CREDE's Native American Resources page. Here you will find referrals to articles, reports and other resources.
2Digital Teacher Workshops for Teachers of Native American Students:
The Digital Teacher Workshops are designed to provide professional development training for Teachers of American Indians and Alaska Natives in all grade levels and content areas. The workshops support mastery of academic content and application by modeling strong teaching methods that have been successful in the classroom and providing a classroom application component, and additional resources. Web Link »
2008 BSU Summer Workshop "Counseling Strategies with American Indians"
A course/workshop offering an overview of the issues influencing American Indian mental health in both reservation and urban settings, as well as therapeutic approaches, techniques, and cross-cultural issues pertinent to working with this population. Class size is limited to 20 students with additional students admitted at the discretion of the instructor. Download Here.
An incredible opportunity for 22 or so Native American students to obtain a teaching certificate, as well as, a Master's degree --- must already have a BA but can be from outside of Oregon. Grant will cover tuition and some living expenses. Official web site for the program is located at education.uoregon.edu/sapsikwala
Beverly Klug, Idaho State University and Patricia Whitfield, Lyon College ISBN (Hb) 0-415-93510-5 $85.00 or (Pb) 0-415-93511-3 $26.95 Ordering Information at www.routledge-ny.com
Recognizing the need for a pedagogy that better serves American Indian Students, Widening the Circle constructs a culturally relevant model of teaching that blends native and non-native worldviews and methods. Among the building blocks of this new pedagogy are the use of oral histories to supplement traditional texts and a re-evaluation of the knowledge base these students need for academic success.
Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) - Lifelong Learning Online Click here for more information
Schitsu'umsj (Coeur d' Alene)- Lifelong Learning Online Click here for more information
Teacher resources for Indian Education:
American Indian Content Standards:
Center for Educational Technology in Indian America
A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians (K-12)
Center for Indian Education
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1311
Media Concepts Group, Inc.
5333 North Seventh Street, Suite C-224
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Stories and Legends of the Northwest is a collection of authentic materials cooperatively developed especially for Indian children by Northwest Indian people as a community-based reading and language arts program. The series includes a Teacher's Manual and 140 culturally relevant stories written by local Indian authors and illustrated by Indian artists. The first three parts are now available FREE OF CHARGE for download at: www.nwrel.org/indianed/indianreading/
June 23rd - 26th, 2008. Download flyer here »