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Indian Education Specialist, 406.444.0720


Jennifer Jennifer Stadum
Indian Education Implementation Specialist, 406.444.0726

Justine JamJustine Jam
Indian Education Implementation Specialist, 406.444.7490


Sarah PierceSarah Pierce
SIG Teaching and Learning Coordinator and Indian Education Specialist, 406.444.0708


Donnie Wetzel, JrDon Wetzel, Jr.
Statewide Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator, 406.465.8679


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Administrative Assistant, 406.444.3694

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Additional Curriculum Resources and Links

 

IEFA support for educators in the form of lesson plans, instructional units, and reinforcement from sources outside of the Office of Public Instruction.

For more information, contact Joan Franke or call her at 406.444.3694.

Art

Art and Storytelling - The Cultural Crossroads Program At the Holter Museum of Art
Arts education isn't just a means of learning an artistic skill or practice; it is also a unique tool for learning about different cultures and perspectives. Multicultural arts programs help students look outside of themselves, encouraging them to explore and experience other ways of life. The Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, is doing just this with its Cultural Crossroads program. Supported by the NEA, Cultural Crossroads brings diverse artists into the museum for two-week teaching residencies. Each artist gives workshops to one or two school groups a day, and exhibits their artwork in the museum galleries. The museum also works with each artist to put together a pre-visit experience for students so they arrive for the program with an understanding of the artist's work and cultural background. Most recently, the museum hosted Native-American painter and ledger artist Monte Yellow Bird.

Corwin Clairmont, Contemporary Artist
Corwin "Corky" Clairmont is a celebrated contemporary artist from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Through his work as a printmaker, conceptual and installation artist, he seeks to explore situations that affect Indian Country historically and in contemporary times. His work is highly influenced by tribal issues of sovereignty, colonization, culture, and history. He supports visual arts education by sharing his cultural knowledge, as well as (relief) printmaking skills with Montana students and educators.

Art is the River – with Marina Weatherly
Providing specific Indian Education for All content and context with arts education can offer an exciting, rigorous, meaningful and productive learning experience for Montana’s teachers and students. The arts provide a circular, connecting river, giving the students a vehicle and opportunity to gain an appreciation of other cultures and to make and personally express vital connections with their own culture, identity, place and human experience.
Click here for Part 1 (10:52)
Click here for Part 2 (9:06)
You can download the information mentioned in the video below. All files are PDF's.
Integrating Indian Education for All and the Arts Guidelines
Selected Bibliography for Integrating Indian Education and the Arts

storytellingThe Art of Storytelling: Plains Indian Perspectives (K-12). These materials are designed to provide you and your students with an exciting way to incorporate Indian Education for All into your art curriculum. The material includes grade-appropriate lesson plans which are aligned with the Essential Understandings and the Montana Art Content Standards; three PowerPoint presentations, one focused on winter counts and two about ledger art (one of which is designed for grades K-6 and the other for grades 7-12); and additional material that explores winter counts and biographical art.

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A Beautiful Tradition: Ingenuity and Adaptation in a Century of Plateau Women's Art was developed as a joint venture between the Montana Historical Society and the Montana Office of Public Instruction in conjunction with the Society's temporary exhibit, Tradition, Design, Color: Plateau Indian Beaded Bags from the Fred Mitchell Collection (on display May 14 through October 2, 2009). These materials are designed to provide you and your students with an exciting way to study this colorful art form while incorporating Indian Education for All in your classroom. There are three grade-appropriate versions of this curriculum: fourth/fifth grade, middle school, and high school.

Montana Arts Council website features lesson plans derived from the Montana Circle of American Masters program. Jackie Bread and Al Chandler Goodstrike were two of the artists. Grades 4-12. http://art.mt.gov/folklife/folklife_mcamposters.asp

Montana Mosaic: 20th Century People and Events Online User Guide The DVD was sent by the Montana Historical Society to school libraries and is also available as streaming video from site below. Note - Ch. 11 "The Arts and Humanities in Montana" is specific to Indian Education For All. Middle School and High School. http://mhs.mt.gov/education/MontanaMosaic/MontanaMosaic.asp

Cross-Curricular

 

Alaska Native Knowledge Network. The Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) is an AKRSI partner designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/

Alliance For Curriculum Enhancement – Indian Education for All – sponsored by IEA grant monies. http://www.mtace.org/iea.html

American Indian Inclusion Manual - an iterdisciplinary manual written by Martin Reinhardt and Traci Maday to support an engaging process of teaching others about American Indian concepts and issues across the curriculum, within the entire educational system. http://edoptions.com/indianed/American_Indian_Inclusion_Manual.pdf

“Bright Eyes” Digital Learning Objective (What inspirational figures are present in your life?) Lesson plan from Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) Objectives: Making connections between the past and the present. Skills: Synthesizing information and transferring it from medium to another. http://standingbearsfootsteps.netnebraska.org/curriculum/bright-eyes/

Montana State Parks. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, in partnership with the Office of Public Instruction, has created 21 model lesson plans for K-12 teachers that each feature a Montana State Park. While the students’ knowledge and personal experience would be enhanced by an actual visit to the State park, the lesson plans stand alone in the classroom. They are written for multiple grade levels, cover various content areas, and offer a rich resource that teachers can adapt to their classroom’s needs.

Language Arts/Literature

 

American Indians in Children's Literature – a critical discussion of children's books that contain images and content about American Indians. http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com

Native American Literature Resources - this includes annotated bibliographies and discussion questions for some books. http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/resources/nativeamericanlit.php

The Indian Reading Series: Stories and Legends of the Northwest. Grades K-6. www.nwrel.org/indianed/indianreading/

Oyate - The best resource for information regarding literature by and about Native peoples. Grades K-12. http://www.oyate.org

Turtle Island Storytellers Network is the American Indian speaker’s bureau being developed to promote talented American Indian storytellers, tribal historians, and song carriers from the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains. Grades K-12. http://www.turtleislandstorytellers.net/tis_washington.html

Mathematics

 

Culturally Competent K-12 Standards Based Math and Science Lessons – from The Indigenous Math and Science Institute. Grades K-12. http://anamp.org/BSP_Website/index.htm

Science

 

Culturally Competent K-12 Standards Based Math and Science Lessons – from The Indigenous Math and Science Institute. Grades K-12. http://www.anamp.org/culturally/index.html

Fire on the Land: Native Peoples and Fire in the Northern Rockies – The fire-education project was produced by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Interagency Fire Center. The project includes an integrated set of educational materials that focus on the traditional use of fire by Indian people. http://www.cskt.org/fire_history.swf

Impacts of Resource Development on Native American Lands - Developed by Erin Klauk, a graduate student at Montana State University, this site looks at the impacts of resource development on Native American lands and will assist Science teachers in implementing Indian Education for All in their classrooms. http://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/nativelands/index.html

Montana Skies: Blackfeet Astronomy Teachers Guide
Montana Skies: Blackfeet Astronomy DVD

Montana Skies: Crow Astronomy Teachers Guide
Montana Skies: Crow Astronomy DVD

Place Names: Building World Views Using Traditional Cultures and Google Earth. Having a sense of place means far more than what makes a location special or unique; rather, it is an abiding connection to place so deep that it defines one's identity, how one thinks, and how one lives in a given landscape. Middle School. http://www.spatialsci.com/PlaceNames/

NASA Ancient Observatories Timeless Knowledge. Grades 7-12. http://sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov/2005/na/links.htm

NASA Native Earth System Science Curriculum Project. Grades K-4. http://www.anamp.org/nescp_curriculum/nescp_curriculum.html

Native Waters: an outreach program of Project WET International Foundation. http://projectwet.org/water-resources-education/water-native-american-education/

Northwest Teacher: A publication of the Northwest Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Mathematics and Science devoted to rigorous and imaginative learning. http://educationnorthwest.org/resource/741

Northwest Teacher: Volume 4, Number 2, Winter 2003. "Ways of Knowing: Native Knowledge and Western Science” http://educationnorthwest.org/webfm_send/346

Social Studies

 

“Bright Eyes” Digital Learning Objective (What inspirational figures are present in your life?) Lesson plan from Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) Objectives: Making connections between the past and the present. Skills: Synthesizing information and transferring it from medium to another. http://standingbearsfootsteps.netnebraska.org/curriculum/bright-eyes/

Coming Together: Entering the Powwow Circle – from the Missoula County Public Schools. Grade Four. http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/Curriculum/IndianEducationCurriculum/indianeduationcurrmain.htm

Cradleboard Teaching Project - Lesson plans and curriculum resource for Indian and non-Indian students. Grades 3-12. http://www.cradleboard.org/

Fire on the Land: Native Peoples and Fire in the Northern Rockies – Salish Kootenai Tribes Fire History Project. Grades 7-12. http://www.cskt.org/fire_history.swf Indian Land Tenure Foundation Visit the Land Tenure Curriculum page. Grades 9-12. http://www.indianlandtenure.org/index.html

Montana Tribes Digital Archives features media including film clips from Regional Learning Project interviews and productions from Montana's Office of Public Instruction. Organized according to Montana's Essential Understandings, this material is presented as a freely accessible resource. An outline of the topic headings and subheadings is provided as a helpful guide for navigating the categories. Grades 4-12. http://www.montanatribes.org/main.php?page=intro

Montana Mosaic: 20th Century People and Events. Online User Guide. The DVD was sent by the Montana Historical Society to school libraries. Note Ch. 4 "Dislocation/Relocation" and Ch. 6 "Federal Indian Policy" are specific to Indian Education For All. http://mhs.mt.gov/education/MontanaMosaic/MontanaMosaic.asp Montana Historical Society - Educational outreach footlockers. Grades 4-12. http://www.montanahistoricalsociety.org/education/outreachresources.asp

Montana: Stories of the Land - learning activities designed to complement selected chapters in the middle-school textbook.

Montana Skies: Blackfeet Astronomy Teachers Guide
Montana Skies: Blackfeet Astronomy DVD

Montana Skies: Crow Astronomy Teachers Guide
Montana Skies: Crow Astronomy DVD

Time Travelers: Teaching American History in the Northwest – a free resource for teachers and students in the northwest US. The content is organized in three 15 week courses, and includes a tribal perspective, streaming video lectures, maps, humanities, and research resources. It is designed to easily fold into American History curricula. Grades 8-12. Visit this link for an intro to and review of the site by the National History Education Clearinghouse: http://teachinghistory.org/tah-grants/project-spotlight/23611 Time Travelers History Course link: http://www.nwhistorycourse.org

Traditional and Contemporary Native Culture - history with a tribal perspective, along trails followed by Lewis and Clark. Grades 4-12. http://www.trailtribes.org/

Turtle Island Storytellers Network is the American Indian speaker’s bureau being developed to promote talented American Indian storytellers, tribal historians, and song carriers from the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains. Grades K-12. http://www.turtleislandstorytellers.net/index.html

The Utah American Indian Digital Archive and We Shall Remain Utah Indian Curriculum Project – keyword searchable online collection of photos, maps, documents, etc. and lesson plans related to the Great Basin tribes.http://www.utahindians.org