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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Native Daughters Curriculum Companion


In a recent post I mentioned the website Native Daughters. What I didn’t know then, but do know now, is that the Nebraska Department of Education’s Multicultural Division created a curriculum companion for the project, which you can download for FREE from their website.

Here's their description:

Dedicated to spotlighting Native American women who have defied odds, broken the mold of stereotypes and brought the powerful traditional role of the Native American woman into the twenty-first century, the Native Daughters Project is a first of its kind created by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication. These women create laws, create movies and write stories that weave tradition with technology. They fight crime on the front lines and corruption in the court rooms. They heal minds and bodies. These women make beautiful bead work and music and blaze trails by breaking gender constraints and leading their tribes. And until now, their stories were untold.  Teachers who know that engaging students is just as important as complying with state standards. This curriculum was written for teachers. Content rich, standards aligned, engaging lessons are just a click away. And don’t fear, so is all the background knowledge you will need to teach your students about these Native Daughters.    

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