Indigenous Peoples Day Teach-In

TeachRock in partnership with Rezolution Pictures, The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) and National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is pleased to announce The Indigenous Peoples Day Teach-In scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes that Native people are the first inhabitants of the Americas, and it asks all Americans to reconsider the history of their country from that perspective. The TeachRock RUMBLE lesson plans bring Indigenous Peoples Day to life in the classroom through music and video from the documentary RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World, helping teachers introduce students of all ages to Native American history, perspectives, and issues.

On October 15, join educators nationwide and guide your students beyond mythology and toward a restorative history of the Americas by using one of the free, engaging, standards-aligned lesson plans detailed below and available at www.teachrock.org/indigenouspeoplesday.

Then share your work! Post a photo, story, or a short video commentary to the TeachRock Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/teachrock.org) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/teachrock) and include the tags #indigenouspeoplesday, #indigenouspeoplerock and #TeachRockRumble.
Did you adapt a TeachRock lesson or write your own? Share it to @AFTUnion’s @sharemylesson #AFT #SML.

Suggested Lesson Plans

Elementary & Social Emotional Learning for All Ages: Negotiating Native Identity Through Art and Music draws on the personal story of the Black Eyed Peas’ singer Taboo and encourages every student to consider their multilayered identity.

Middle: The Music Behind The Red Power Movement explores the roles of Native American musicians and activists during the U.S. Civil Rights era.

High: Indigenous Music from Wounded Knee to the Billboard Charts uses the 1973 Redbone hit, “Come and Get Your Love” to launch an AP-aligned, document-based exploration of The Massacre at Wounded Knee, the Dawes Act, and the federal Indian boarding school system. It includes suggested techniques to scaffold for non-AP classrooms.

High: Debating Cultural Appropriation encourages students to consider cultural appropriation in varying degrees by watching RUMBLE clips of African-American “Mardi Gras Indian Tribes” from New Orleans, viewing images of sports logos, controversial fashion items, and consulting divergent viewpoints in regards to each before engaging in a structured academic controversy “debate” about the issues.

General Music or Interest: Link Wray, “Rumble,” and Growing Up “Shawnee Poor” introduces seminal Rock guitarist Link Wray and explores the ways his Shawnee heritage affected his North Carolina upbringing.

Further Reading: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People, Adapted by Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza. This event is co-sponsored by the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, The National Indian Education Association, the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at CSU San Marcos, and Rezolution Pictures.

WATHENE YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED

Wathene Young began her career in Tulsa Public Schools, teaching speech and drama before developing and administrating Indian Education programs. Later, she became an intern coordinator at Northeastern State University. During her career, Wathene has created teacher training programs for American Indian students, including programs for master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. She was also a founder, board member, and long-time volunteer for the National Indian Youth Leadership Program in New Mexico.

Wathene was one of the founders of the American Indian Resource Center and served as Executive Director from 1983 to 2016. During her tenure, she has directed educational and leadership development programs for American Indian youth in urban and rural settings.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe verified by a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood issued by the Federal Government, or tribal enrollment identification.
  • Must be a high school senior from one of the following counties: Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Rogers, or Sequoyah.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student seeking a college degree or technical certificate at an accredited institution (for profit institutions prohibited i.e. University of Phoenix).
  • A 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher is required.

To apply, please visit our online application. You MUST have a Gmail account to apply because we use Google Docs for the application. Deadline is June 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. If you have any questions, please contact Krista Boston at (918) 456-5581.

Wathene Young Scholarship Now Available

Wathene Young began her career in Tulsa Public Schools, teaching speech and drama before developing and administrating Indian Education programs. Later, she became an intern coordinator at Northeastern State University. During her career, Wathene has created teacher training programs for American Indian students, including programs for master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. She was also a founder, board member, and long-time volunteer for the National Indian Youth Leadership Program in New Mexico.

Wathene was one of the founders of the American Indian Resource Center and served as Executive Director from 1983 to 2016. During her tenure, she has directed educational and leadership development programs for American Indian youth in urban and rural settings.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe verified by a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood issued by the Federal Government, or tribal enrollment identification.
  • Must be a high school senior from one of the following counties: Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Rogers, or Sequoyah.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student seeking a college degree or technical certificate at an accredited institution (for profit institutions prohibited i.e. University of Phoenix).
  • A 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher is required.

To apply, please visit our online application. You MUST have a Gmail account to apply because we use Google Docs for the application. Deadline is June 26, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. If you have any questions, please contact Krista Boston at (918) 456-5581.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Jonah Engler Scholarship has been established to create visions for the future of Charitable giving. For Jonah, Charity has always been about “touch and feel” first, and technology second.

The Jonah Engler Scholarship has been established to address this challenge.

Mr. Engler is committed to granting one student per year the chance to be awarded a $1000 scholarship to be applied to their 2020 cost of tuition.

To apply, visit
https://www.jonahenglergiving.com/ .

AIRC Has A You Tube Channel

Between 2000 and 2005, AIRC was awarded two grants from the Office of Indian Education’s Demonstration program. A product of these grants were claymation videos, with the students designing the background, voicing the characters, translating the story into their native language with the help of an elder, creating the characters, and doing the animation themselves. AIRC staff strung the images together, did the English subtitles, and created the rolling credits. The 15 Cherokee and 10 Creek stories are now available on our You Tube channel!

Free STEM Curriculum for Teachers

The Sevenstar program emphasizes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as one of its seven areas of focus. Sevenstar staff strongly believe in bringing technology to the classroom and has assembled a curriculum that can be used for students in grades 1-6, with grades 7-12 to be completed by the summer.

The lesson plans involve educational videos on You Tube to be used in the classroom. The documents are Word files and are organized according to grade and subject. Each lesson plan aligns with Oklahoma standards. These ELA, science, math, and social science lesson plans are free for you to download and use in your classroom.

You may view and download the curriculum here. As more lesson plans are completed, they will be added to the existing curriculum.