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!
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.