Curriculum Design Approach

(This is the approach that stands behind Shane Doyle (Crow) and Megkian Doyle’s curriculum, “Living within the Four Base Tipi Poles of the Apsáalooke Homeland.”)

The Honoring Tribal Legacies curriculum follows a place-based multiliteracies design approach. This type of framework incorporates learning about “place” using physical and cognitive activities that focus on our visual, auditory, tactile, spatial, smell/taste, movement/gestural, linguistic, and spiritual abilities. Learning episodes provide a variety of learning experiences including community discussions, journal writing, creative arts pieces, presentations, video and audio files, and other activities designed to engage students on a more than perfunctory level.