A Thousand Celilos

Shana Bron

Designed for use in the fourth grade, “A Thousand Celilos: Tribal Place Names along the Lewis and Clark Trail,” has been authored by curriculum designer Shana Brown (Yakama). This is designed as a four-week reading unit of study.


And here are the individual components:

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Curriculum Design Approach

Selected Common Core State Standards

Curriculum Expressions

Learning Episode Sections

Learning Episode 1                           

Refining Reading Skills and Understanding the Value of Place Names

Learning Episode 2 

Comparing Past and Present: Comparing Cultural Practices and Beliefs

Learning Episode 3

Gathering Data and Determining Author Purpose and Structure: How Cultural Values Impact Places

Learning Episode 4

Using a Critical Eye to Analyze Source, Draw Conclusions, Make Inferences, and Theorize about Events, People, and/or Ideas

Learning Episode 5   

Synthesizing Information for Presentation