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1 Have Fun with Reading/Literacy and the New Oklahoma Indian Education Resources: Practical Activities for Your Classroom!” Dr. Stephan Sargent Northeastern State University January 19, 2015 Four Ponca Chiefs

2 Our Session Today… 1. Overview of Native Languages and a classroom application 2. The Oklahoma Indian Education Resource (OIER) 3. Review lesson from OIER & literacy – there are hundreds for you available! 4. Writing Idea 5. Other resources 6. Video on OIER

3 Native Languages Q: How many Native American languages are there, and how many people speak them? A: There are about 150 Native American languages in Canada and the United States, There are about half a million speakers of indigenous languages in Canada and the US. Q: What does it mean when you say Native American languages are endangered? A: If children stop learning their native language, the languages can die out just like endangered species. Some Native American communities are bilingual, but in most places parents have stopped teaching children their native language. Some communities are trying to recruit elders to teach the youngest generation the language before it is too late. Q: Is there anything I can do to help preserve Native American languages? A: Learn the language and help others learn their native language! More than anything else, this is in the hands of the kids. Young people can learn a language more quickly and easily than older people.

4 Native Languages First excellent resource: myON: https://www.myon.com/login/ https://www.myon.com/login/ Guest speaker: Mrs. Gina Stanley An excellent technique to preserve the language(s) of Native Americans using children’s literature. Great kid-friendly website (free) with ideas for classroom involvement with Native Languages:

5 Oklahoma Advisory Council on Indian Education (OACIE) Where is the new material coming from? The Oklahoma Advisory Council on Indian Education was created by House Bill 2929 which became effective on July 1, The Council shall make recommendations to the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of public instruction in the Education matters affecting the Education of Native American students in Oklahoma.House Bill 2929 The Council is composed of an 18 member board which will make recommendation, evaluate, and make an annual report on the effectiveness of the public education system in meeting the needs of the Native American students in Oklahoma. The Council meets quarterly.

6 Oklahoma Indian Education Resource Available at: Consists of 5 parts: 1)Oklahoma Indian Tribe Education Guides (http://www.ok.gov/sde/tribe-education-resources) 2)Lesson Plans (http://www.ok.gov/sde/indian- education-lesson-plans-high-school)http://www.ok.gov/sde/indian- education-lesson-plans-high-school 3)Lesson Resources (http://www.ok.gov/sde/indian- education-lesson-resources)http://www.ok.gov/sde/indian- education-lesson-resources 4)Oklahoma Academic Standards (http://ok.gov/sde/oklahoma-academic-standards)http://ok.gov/sde/oklahoma-academic-standards 5)Submit a Lesson/Resource

7 Explore a Lesson In pairs, explore a lesson from OIER; how could literacy be integrated throughout the lesson? Elementary: https://chickasaw.net/Documents/Short- Term/Curriculum/Unit-1/Cultural-Series/Elementary-Educator-Lesson- 1.aspxhttps://chickasaw.net/Documents/Short- Term/Curriculum/Unit-1/Cultural-Series/Elementary-Educator-Lesson- 1.aspx Early Childhood: https://chickasaw.net/Our-Nation/History/Chickasaw- Nation-Curriculum.aspxhttps://chickasaw.net/Our-Nation/History/Chickasaw- Nation-Curriculum.aspx Junior High/Middle School: https://chickasaw.net/Documents/Short- Term/Curriculum/Unit-1/Cultural-Series/Secondary-Educator-Lesson- 3.aspxhttps://chickasaw.net/Documents/Short- Term/Curriculum/Unit-1/Cultural-Series/Secondary-Educator-Lesson- 3.aspx Senior High School: https://chickasaw.net/Documents/Short- Term/Curriculum/Unit-1/Cultural-Series/Secondary-Educator-Lesson- 3.aspxhttps://chickasaw.net/Documents/Short- Term/Curriculum/Unit-1/Cultural-Series/Secondary-Educator-Lesson- 3.aspx

8 Early Childhood --- Buffalo Activity Elementary-HS --- Canoe Activity Literacy Idea…

9 Integrated Writing Ideas Elementary – “Lifeline/Timeline” Early Childhood – Dictation Stories; Acrostic Poems (http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/ac rostic/)http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/ac rostic/ Junior High/Middle School – “Jumble Stories” --- choose 4 numbers between 1 and (character, time, setting, challenge) Senior High School – “I-Charts” (great to get started with research) ECE/Elementary Handout: ABC Brainstorming & History Frames Jr. High & Senior High Handout: Venn Diagrams & I-Charts

10 Excellent Resources Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom (November Page): html html Oklahoma’s Indian Education Homepage: Teacher/Student Resources from The Museum of the American Indian: Excellent Collection of Children’s Literature: development/childlit/ChildrenLit/nalist.html development/childlit/ChildrenLit/nalist.html

11 Excellent Resources General Resources from the Smithsonian: urce_library/american_indian_resources.html urce_library/american_indian_resources.html Multiple Resources in One Place:

12 Video about Indian Education in Oklahoma

13 Questions?


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